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Trichosporon

Pronunciation: tri-kos'po-ron, trik-o-spor'on

Definition: A genus of imperfect fungi that possess branching septate hyphae with arthroconidia and blastoconidia; these organisms are part of the normal flora of the intestinal tract of humans. Trichosporon beigelii is the causative agent of white piedra or trichosporonosis and fatal fungemia in immunocompromised patients.

[tricho- + G. sporos, seed (spore)]

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