pneumocystis carinii pneumonia[no̵̅o̅′mō sis′tis kə rī′nē ī′, nyo̵̅o̅′-; -ē′]
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a form of pneumonia, often associated with AIDS, caused by a fungus (Pneumocystis carinii): often shortened to
Origin: ModL: see pneumo- and amp; cyst
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