[krip-tuh-kok-uh s] /ˌkrɪp təˈkɒk əs/

any yeastlike fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, including C. neoformans, the causative agent of .

Cryptococcus Cryp·to·coc·cus (krĭp’tə-kŏk’əs)
Any of a genus of yeastlike fungi commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species.


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