/ (ˌnjuːməʊˈsɪstɪs) /
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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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How to use pneumocystis in a sentence
The following year, he developed pneumocystis pneumonia—a serious infection associated with HIV and AIDS.
Medical definitions for pneumocystis
[ nōō′mə-sĭs′tĭs ]
A pneumonia caused by the parasitic protozoan Pneumocystis carinii and affecting primarily individuals with an immunodeficiency disease, such as AIDS.
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