pneumocystis carinii

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Pneumocystis carinii Pneumocystis ca·ri·ni·i n.
A parasite transitional between a fungus and protozoan, frequently occurring as aggregate forms existing within rounded cystlike structures. It is the causative agent of pneumocystosis.

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