pneumocystis


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Related to pneumocystis: Pneumocystis carinii, Pneumocystis jiroveci, Pneumocystis jirovecii

pneu·mo·cys·tis

 (no͞o′mə-sĭs′tĭs, nyo͞o′-)
n.
Any of a group of fungi of the genus Pneumocystis, especially P. jirovecii, which causes pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals.

[From New Latin Pneumocystis, genus name : pneumo- + New Latin cystis, cyst; see cyst.]

pneumocystis

(ˌnjuːməʊˈsɪstɪs)
n
(Pathology) any protozoan of the genus Pneumocystis, esp P. carinii, which is a cause of pneumonia in people whose immune defences have been lowered by drugs or a disease
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