Definition of histoplasmosis in English:

histoplasmosis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Infection by a fungus found in the droppings of birds and bats in humid areas. It is not serious if confined to the lungs but can be fatal if spread throughout the body.

    • ‘Patients with infections, multiple sclerosis, or exposure to histoplasmosis should also be identified before using infliximab.’
    • ‘Disseminated histoplasmosis is usually fatal if not diagnosed early and treated rapidly.’
    • ‘The most frequent cause of broncholithiasis is calcification of lymph nodes secondary to tuberculosis or histoplasmosis.’
    • ‘Empiric therapy for tuberculosis and histoplasmosis was initiated.’
    • ‘The fungus that causes histoplasmosis grows in the ground.’

Pronunciation:

histoplasmosis

/ˌhɪstəʊplazˈməʊsɪs/