Definition of Cryptococcus in US English:

Cryptococcus

noun

Mycology Medicine
  • A genus of unicellular, yeastlike fungi which includes the pathogenic species Cryptococcus neoformans; (also cryptococcus) a fungus of this genus, especially C. neoformans.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Records of General Science. From scientific Latin Cryptococcus, genus name from classical Latin crypto- + scientific Latin coccus.

Pronunciation

Cryptococcus

/ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)ˈkɒkəs/