Pneumocystis


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Related to Pneumocystis: Pneumocystis carinii, Pneumocystis jiroveci, Pneumocystis jirovecii

Pneumocystis

 [noo″mo-sis´tis]
a genus of yeastlike fungi. P. cari´nii is the causative agent of interstitial plasma cell pneumonia.

Pneumocystis

(nū-mō-sis'tis),
A fungus of the Ascomycetes class that has morphologic similarities to the protozoa. Pneumocystis carinii causes pulmonary infection in rats.

Pneumocystis

/Pneu·mo·cys·tis/ (-sis´tis) a genus of yeastlike fungi. P. cari´nii is the causative agent of interstitial plasma cell pneumonia.

pneumocystis

(no͞o′mə-sĭs′tĭs, nyo͞o′-)
n.
Any of a group of fungi of the genus Pneumocystis, especially P. jirovecii, which causes pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals.

Pneu·mo·cys·tis

(nū'mō-sis'tis)
A fungus of the Ascomycetes class that has morphologic similarities to the protozoa.

Pneumocystis

a genus of organisms of uncertain status, but considered to be protozoa.

Pneumocystis carinii
the causative agent of interstitial plasma cell pneumonia in humans and immunocompromised Arab foals and dogs.
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