Definition of toxoplasmosis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌtɒksəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɑːksoʊplæzˈmoʊsɪs//
[uncountable] (medical)
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a disease that can be dangerous to a baby while it is still in its mother’s body, caught from infected meat, soil, or animal faeces Word Origin 1930s: from toxo- + plasma + -osis.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toxoplasmosis