Pneumocystis

noun
Pneu·​mo·​cys·​tis | \ ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈsis-təs How to pronounce Pneumocystis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Pneumocystis

1 : a genus of ascomycetous fungi that were formerly classified as protozoans and include one (P. carinii synonym P. jiroveci) causing pneumonia especially in immunocompromised individuals

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“Pneumocystis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Pneumocystis. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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