Definition of nocardiosis in English:

nocardiosis

Pronunciation /nəʊˌkɑːdɪˈəʊsɪs/ /ˌnəʊkɑːdɪˈəʊsɪs/

noun

Medicine
  • Disease caused by Nocardia species, especially N. asteroides, chiefly seen in immunocompromised individuals and typically beginning with abscess formation in the lungs or in the skin, sometimes spreading to other organs, especially the brain.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Nocardia + -osis.