Pronunciation: blas′tō-mī′sēz der′mă-tit′i-dis
A dimorphic soil fungus that causes blastomycosis. It grows in mammalian tissues as budding cells and in culture as a white to buff-colored filamentous fungus bearing spheric or ovoid conidia on terminal or lateral short, slender conidiophores. In its perfect (teleomorph) state it is known as Ajellomyces dermatitidis.
[blasto- + G. mykēs, fungus]
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