leishmania

noun
leish·man·ia | \ lēsh-ˈma-nē-ə \

Definition of leishmania 

: any of a genus (Leishmania) of flagellate protozoans that are parasitic in the tissues of vertebrates broadly : an organism resembling the leishmanias that is included in the family (Trypanosomatidae) to which they belong

Other words from leishmania

leishmanial \lēsh-ˈma-nē-əl \ adjective

First Known Use of leishmania

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leishmania

New Latin, from Sir W. B. Leishman †1926 British medical officer

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leishmania

noun
leish·man·ia | \ lēsh-ˈman-ē-ə , -ˈmān- \

Medical Definition of leishmania 

1 capitalized : a genus of kinetoplastid flagellate protozoans of the family Trypanosomatidae that are parasitic in the tissues of vertebrates, are transmitted by sand flies (genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia), occur parasitically as a minute ovoid or spherical nonflagellated body with a definite kinetoplast and usually an intracellular axoneme, and include one (L. donovani) causing kala-azar and another (L. tropica) causing oriental sore

2 : any protozoan of the genus Leishmania broadly : any protozoan of the family Trypanosomatidae having the typical intracellular form of a leishmania

Other words from leishmania

leishmanial \-ē-əl \ adjective

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