pneumocystis pneumonia

[ noo-muh-sis-tis, nyoo- ]

  1. a pulmonary infection caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii, occurring as an opportunistic disease in persons with impaired immune systems, as AIDS victims. Abbreviation: PCP

Origin of pneumocystis pneumonia

1980–85; pneumocystis<New Latin: genus name; see pneumo-, cyst
  • Also called pneumocys·tis ca·ri·ni·i pneumo·nia [kuh-rahy-nee-ahy]. /kəˈraɪ niˌaɪ/.

Words Nearby pneumocystis pneumonia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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