Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An infection or disease caused by fungi of the genus Aspergillus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A morbid condition resulting from the presence in the ear, sometimes in the lungs, of certain forms of Aspergillus.

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  • noun medicine Any of various infections by fungi of the genus Aspergillus that cause granulomatous lesions

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  • noun severe respiratory disease of birds that takes the form of an acute rapidly fatal pneumonia in young chickens and turkeys
  • noun an opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus; characterized by inflammation and lesions of the ear and other organs
  • noun disease especially in agricultural workers caused by inhalation of Aspergillus spores causing lumps in skin and ears and respiratory organs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[aspergill(us) + –osis.]

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