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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.
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Cryptococcus

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

(krip'tō-kok'ŭs)
A genus of yeastlike fungi that reproduce by budding.
[crypto- + G. kokkos, berry]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Taxonomic studies on Filobasidiella species and their anamorphs.
Sexuality and pathogenicity of Filobasidiella neoformans (Cryptococcus neoformans).
Cryptococcosis: Normally due to the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, also called Filobasidiella neoformans or Torula histolytica, cryptococcosis is an encapsulated yeast and is present in soil and bird (especially pigeon) droppings.
Mating procedures in Cryptococcus neoformans (Filobasidiella neoformans).
Cryptococcosis: Cryptococcus neoformans, which is also called Filobasidiella neoformans or Torula histolytica, is the most common cause of Cryptococcosis.