[kok-sid-ee-oi-doh-mahy-koh-sis] /kɒkˌsɪd iˌɔɪ doʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
a disease caused by inhaling spores of Coccidioides fungi, characterized by fever, respiratory infection, and reddish bumps on the skin, common in hot, semiarid regions, especially in southwestern U. S. and Mexico.
a disease of the skin or viscera, esp the lungs, caused by infection with the fungus Coccidioides immitis

coccidioidomycosis coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis (kŏk-sĭd’ē-oi’dō-mī-kō’sĭs)
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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