Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
a genus of yeastlike fungi. P. cari´nii is the causative agent of interstitial plasma cell pneumonia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A fungus of the Ascomycetes class that has morphologic similarities to the protozoa. Pneumocystis carinii causes pulmonary infection in rats.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Any of a group of fungi of the genus Pneumocystis, especially P. jirovecii, which causes pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
A fungus of the Ascomycetes class that has morphologic similarities to the protozoa.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012