Any of a major group (Fungi) of saprophytic
and parasitic spore-producing organisms
usually classified as plants that lack
chlorophyll and include molds, rusts, mildews,
smuts, mushrooms, and yeasts.
Any of a phylum or subkingdom (Protozoa) of
chiefly motile and heterotrophic unicellular
protists (as amoebas, trypanosomes,
sporozoans, and paramecia) that are
represented in almost every kind of habitat
and include some pathogenic parasites of
humans and domestic animals.
A parasitic worm (as a tapeworm, liver fluke,
ascarid, or leech); especially an intestinal
Any of a large group of submicroscopic
infective agents regarded either as extremely
simple microorganisms or as extremely complex
molecules, which typically contain a protein
coat surrounding an RNA or DNA core of genetic
material but no semi-permeable membrane.
Viruses are capable of growth and
multiplication only in living cells, and cause
various important diseases in humans, lower
animals, or plants.
Situated or occurring outside a cell or the
cells of the body.
Inflammation of the prostate gland.
A firm partly muscular, partly glandular body
situated about the base of the mammalian male
urethra that secretes an alkaline viscid fluid
is a major constituent of the ejaculatory
Inflammation of the epididymis.
A system of ductules emerging posteriorly from
the testis that holds sperm during maturation
and that forms a tangled mass before uniting
into a single coiled duct that is continuous
with the vas deferens.
The external parts of the female genital
Inflammation of the urethra.
The period between the infection of an
individual by a pathogen and the manifestation
of the disease it causes.
A substance produced by or a semi-synthetic
substance derived from a microorganism and
able in dilute solution to inhibit or kill
Of or relating to the genital and urinary
organs or functions.
Reproduction of a cell by division into two
approximately equal parts.
The process of segregating, elaborating, and
releasing some material either functionally
specialized (as saliva) or isolated for
excretion (as urine).