from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An infectious respiratory disease of humans and other animals caused by inhaling the fungus Coccidioides immitis. It is characterized by fever and various respiratory symptoms. Also called valley fever.
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- n. An infectious respiratory disease caused by inhalation of the fungus Coccidioides immitis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a disease of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
New Latin Coccidioīdēs, genus name (from Coccidium, former genus name; see coccidium + -oīdēs from Greek -oeidēs, -oid) + mycosis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)