Cryptococcus

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Cryptococcus

 [krip″to-kok´us]
a genus of yeastlike fungi. C. neofor´mans is a species of worldwide distribution that causes cryptococcosis in humans.

Cryptococcus

(krip'tō-kok'ŭs),
A genus of yeastlike fungi that reproduce by budding.
[crypto- + G. kokkos, berry]

Cryptococcus

/Cryp·to·coc·cus/ (-kok´us) a genus of yeastlike fungi, including C. neofor´mans, the cause of cryptococcosis in humans.cryptococ´cal

cryptococcus

(krĭp′tə-kŏk′əs)
n.
Any of various yeastlike fungi of the genus Cryptococcus, commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species, such as the causative agent of cryptococcosis.

cryp′to·coc′cal adj.

Cryptococcus

[-kok′əs]
a genus of encapsulated yeasts that reproduce by budding rather than by producing spores. Many nonpathogenic species of Cryptococcus are commonly found in the soil and on the skin and mucous membranes of people who are well. Certain pathogenic species exist. C. neoformans is the most important. See also fungus, yeast.

Cryp·to·coc·cus

(krip'tō-kok'ŭs)
A genus of yeastlike fungi that reproduce by budding.
[crypto- + G. kokkos, berry]

Cryptococcus

a genus of yeastlike fungi.

Cryptococcus farciminosum
see histoplasmafarciminosum.
Cryptococcus neoformans
a species of worldwide distribution, causing cryptococcosis in all species including humans; there are two biovars, C. var neoformans, and C. var gattae. Called also Torula histolytica, Torulopsis neoformans.