Coccidioides immitis

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Coccidioides immitis

[‚käk·sid·ē¦ȯi‚dēz i′mīd·əs or i′mēd·əs]
(medicine)
A mold primarily found in desert soil that converts into spherules containing endospores when growing within the body and that causes coccidioidomycosis or San Joaquin valley fever.
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Morphologic appearance differs from that of the fungus Coccidiodes immitis, in which spores contain internal microsporules (10).