aspergillo-, aspergill- +
(Latin: to sprinkle, to scatter)
A reference to fungi and to the diseases caused by them.
2. A variety of bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; a ball-like mass of Aspergillis fumigatus colonizing an existing cavity in the lung.
The clinical features of aspergillosis can include invasive lung infection and disseminated disease, usually with fever, cough, spitting up blood, and chest pain. Aspergillosis may mimic asthma with cough and inspiratory stridor (noise on breathing in) or sinusitis with fever, and localized pain.