His·​to·​mo·​nas ˌhis-tə-ˈmōn-əs How to pronounce Histomonas (audio)
: 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 noun
histomonal adjective

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“Histomonas.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Histomonas. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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