Leishman-Donovan body

noun
Leish·​man-Don·​o·​van body | \-ˈdän-ə-vən- \

Medical Definition of Leishman-Donovan body 

: 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 kala-azar — compare donovan body

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