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Definition: 'Paracoccidioides Brasiliensis'

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Paracoccidioides brasiliensis

Type: Term

Pronunciation: par′ă-kok-sid′ē-oy′dēz bră-sil′ē-en′sis

Definitions:
1. A dimorphic fungus that causes paracoccidioidomycosis. In tissues and on enriched culture medium at 37°C, it grows as large spherical or oval cells that bear single or several buds and usually is identified by this characteristic; at lower temperatures, it grows slowly as a white mold with minimal sporulation.

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