toxoplasmosis

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Etymology[edit]

From Translingual Toxoplasma +‎ -osis.

Noun[edit]

toxoplasmosis (countable and uncountable, plural toxoplasmoses)

  1. A disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which primarily infects felids, but also other mammals including humans.
    • 2001, P. Ambroise-Thomas, Parasitic diseases and immunodeficiencies, F. E. G. Cox, L. H. Chappell (editors), Concomitant Infections, page 569,
      Some profiles are particularly associated with severe toxoplasmoses, but this relationship is especially true for experimental infections in the murine model.
    • 2008, Sarah J. Gaskill, Arthur E. Marlin, 74: Tuberculosis and Fungal and Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System, A. Leland Albright, Ian F. Pollack, P. David Adelson (editors), Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition, page 1189,
      In a study of treatment of the infected mother during pregnancy with spiramycin, pyrimethamine, and sulfonamides there was a significant reduction in the severity of congenital toxoplasmosis.
    • 2008, Larry Vogelnest, Rupert Woods (editors), Medicine of Australian Mammals, unnumbered page,
      Like other Australian marsupial taxa, wombats appear particularly susceptible to toxoplasmosis due to exposure to the coccidian parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

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