pneumocystis


pneumocystis
pneu·mo·cys·tis (no͞o'mə-sĭsʹtĭs, nyo͞oʹ-) n.
A severe lung infection caused by the parasitic protozoan Pneumocystis carinii and affecting primarily individuals with an immunodeficiency disease, such as AIDS. Also called pneumocystis pneumonia.
  [From New Latin Pneumocystis, genus name : pneumo- + New Latin cystis, cyst; see cyst.]

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