Definition of aspergillosis in English:


Line breaks: as¦per|gil¦losis
Pronunciation: /ˌaspədʒɪˈləʊsɪs


[mass noun]
  • A condition in which certain fungi infect the tissues, most commonly the lungs.
    • The fungi are blackish moulds of the genus Aspergillus, subdivision Deuteromycotina
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    • Rarer conditions include aspergillosis (a serious lung infection) and cryptococcal meningitis (infection causing swelling in the brain, which can be life threatening).
    • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is most often a complication of asthma or cystic fibrosis.
    • No subjects reported a history of clinically demonstrable tuberculosis or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis as defined by the criteria of Rosenberg and colleagues.


late 19th century: from modern Latin Aspergillus, from aspergillum, + -osis.

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