An infectious respiratory disease caused by inhalation of the fungus Coccidioides immitis.

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  • coccidioidomycosis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Coccidioides, genus of fungi (from coccidium) + mycosis Date: 1937 a disease especially of humans and domestic animals caused by a fungus (Coccidioides immitis) and marked especially by fever and pulmonary symptoms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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