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



BrE BrE//ˌæspədʒɪˈləʊsɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæspərdʒɪˈloʊsɪs//
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a serious condition in which parts of the body, usually the lungs, become infected by fungi Word Origin late 19th cent.: from modern Latin Aspergillus, from aspergillum + -osis.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aspergillosis