aspergillosis definition

  • noun:
    • disease or condition caused by fungi of this genus Aspergillus.
    • Any of various attacks by fungi regarding the genus Aspergillus that can cause granulomatous lesions
    • A morbid condition caused by the existence in ear, occasionally inside lung area, of certain forms of Aspergillus.
    • severe respiratory illness of birds that takes the form of an acute rapidly fatal pneumonia in younger birds and turkeys
    • an opportunistic disease by a fungus associated with the genus Aspergillus; described as swelling and lesions of this ear as well as other body organs
    • illness particularly in agricultural employees due to breathing of Aspergillus spores causing lumps in epidermis and ears and breathing body organs

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