pneumocystis pneumonia


pneumocystis pneumonia
pneu•mo•cys′tis pneumo′nia
[[t]ˌnu məˈsɪs tɪs, ˌnyu-[/t]] n.
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a rare form of pulmonary infection caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii occurring as an opportunistic disease in persons with impaired immune systems, as persons with AIDS. Abbr.:PCP 2) Also called pneumocys′tis ca•ri′ni•i pneumo′nia [[t]kəˈraɪ niˌaɪ[/t]]
Etymology: 1980–85; pneumocystis < NL: genus name; see pneumo-, cyst

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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