Leishman-Donovan body


Leish·​man-Don·​o·​van body -ˈdän-ə-vən- How to pronounce Leishman-Donovan body (audio)
: a protozoan of the genus Leishmania (especially L. donovani) in its nonmotile stage that is found especially in cells of the skin, spleen, and liver of individuals affected with leishmaniasis and especially visceral leishmaniasis compare donovan body

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“Leishman-Donovan body.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Leishman-Donovan%20body. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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