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pneu•mo•cys'tis pneumo'nia

Pronunciation: (nOO"mu-sis'tis, nyOO"-), [key] Pathol.
a pulmonary infection caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii, occurring as an opportunistic disease in persons with impaired immune systems, as AIDS victims. Abbr.: PCP Also called pneumocys'tis ca•ri'ni•i pneumo'nia Pronunciation: (ku-rī'nē-ī"). [key]

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