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op•por•tun•is•tic



Pronunciation: (op"ur-tOO-nis'tik, -tyOO-), [key]
adj.
1. adhering to a policy of opportunism; practicing opportunism.
2. Pathol.
a. (of a microorganism) causing disease only under certain conditions, as when a person's immune system is impaired.
b. (of a disease or infection) caused by such an organism: Pneumocystis pneumonia is an opportunistic disease that often strikes victims of AIDS.

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