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Histomonas

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noun His·to·mo·nas \ˌhis-tə-ˈmōn-əs\

Medical Definition of Histomonas

  1. :  a genus of flagellate protozoans (family Mastigamoebidae) that are parasites in the liver and intestinal mucosa especially of poultry, and are usually considered to include a single species (H. meleagridis) that causes blackhead

histomonad

\-ˈmō-ˌnad\play noun

histomonal

\-ˈmōn-əl\play adjective

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