Histomonas

noun
His·​to·​mo·​nas | \ ˌhis-tə-ˈmōn-əs How to pronounce Histomonas (audio) \

Medical Definition of Histomonas

: 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

Other Words from Histomonas

histomonad \ -​ˈmō-​ˌnad How to pronounce histomonad (audio) \ noun
histomonal \ -​ˈmōn-​ᵊl How to pronounce histomonal (audio) \ adjective

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“Histomonas.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Histomonas. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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