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Medical Term:

Cryptostroma corticale

Pronunciation: krip'to-stro'ma kor'ti-ka'le


A species of fungus that is a common allergen, growing profusely under the bark of stacked maple logs; handlers who inhale the massive number of spores may develop pneumonitic as well as allergic reactions, including maple bark disease.

[crypto- + G. stroma, bed]

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