cocco-, cocc-, -coccus, -cocci, -coccal, -cocca
(Greek: bacteria; literally, a "berry, kernel")
Coccoliths range in size from one to thirty-five micrometers in size.
2. An acute, subacute, or chronic infection by the fungal organism, Cryptococcus neoformans.
Infection generally causes a pulmonary (lung) infection but it may also spread to the meninges.
The pulmonary form is generally mild and transient (often unrecognized).
With dissemination, lesions may occur in the skeletal, cutaneus, and visceral tissues. The most commonly recognized dissemination is to the central nervous system (meningitis).