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Medical Term:

opportunistic

Pronunciation: op'or-tu-nis'tik

Definition:

  1. Denoting an organism capable of causing disease only in a host with lowered resistance, by other diseases or by drugs.
  2. Denoting a disease caused by such an organism.
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