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

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as Saccharomyces.

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  • noun Any soil fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, many of which are pathogenic

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Examples

  • For example, a fungus called cryptococcus gattii has been implicated in the deaths of dozens of harbor porpoises in the Northwest, he said.

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  • For example, a fungus called cryptococcus gattii has been implicated in the deaths of dozens of harbor porpoises in the Northwest, he said.

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  • The new strain of the airborne fungus - which is called cryptococcus gattii - appears to be unusually deadly, scientists say.

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  • The new strain of the airborne fungus - which is called cryptococcus gattii - appears to be unusually deadly, scientists say.

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  • The new strain of the airborne fungus - which is called cryptococcus gattii - appears to be unusually deadly, scientists say.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The new strain of the airborne fungus - which is called cryptococcus gattii - appears to be unusually deadly, scientists say.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • The new strain of the airborne fungus - which is called cryptococcus gattii - appears to be unusually deadly, scientists say.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • The new strain of the airborne fungus - which is called cryptococcus gattii - appears to be unusually deadly, scientists say.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • At least 60 people have been sickened in four states by the fungus, cryptococcus gattii, which grows on or around trees.

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  • At least 60 people have been sickened in four states by the fungus, cryptococcus gattii, which grows on or around trees.

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  • A genus of yeastlike fungi.

    March 3, 2007