an infection or disease caused by a mold of the genus Aspergillus, characterized by granulomatous lesions of the lungs, skin, etc.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
a rare fungal infection, esp of the mucous membranes or lungs, caused by various species of Aspergillus
aspergillosis as·per·gil·lo·sis (ās’pər-jə-lō’sĭs)
An infection or a disease caused by fungi of the genus Aspergillus.
harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner; severity; acrimony: The cause of her anger did not warrant such asperity. hardship; difficulty; rigor: the asperities of polar weather. roughness of surface; unevenness. something rough or harsh. Contemporary Examples He looked at the president when the president spoke, and his expression revealed no asperity or disdain. […]
noun (pathol) the failure to form or emit semen
aspermatism aspermatism a·sper·ma·tism (ā-spûr’mə-tĭz’əm, ə-spûr’-) or a·sper·mi·a (ā-spûr’mē-ə, ā-spûr’-) n. The inability to secrete or ejaculate semen.
to attack with false, malicious, and damaging charges or insinuations; slander. to sprinkle; bespatter. Contemporary Examples I don’t wish to asperse the fellow, but he does have a background as a Republican staffer and operative. Who Inspects the Inspector? Michael Tomasky August 19, 2013 Historical Examples For endeavoring to asperse your petitioner’s personal character in […]
to attack with false, malicious, and damaging charges or insinuations; slander. to sprinkle; bespatter. verb (transitive) to spread false rumours about; defame (rare) to sprinkle, as with water in baptism v. late 15c., “to besprinkle,” from Latin aspersus, past participle of aspergere (see aspersion). Meaning “to bespatter someone’s character with rumor and false reports” is […]