herpetomonas

noun
her·​pe·​tom·​o·​nas | \ ˌhər-pə-ˈtäm-ə-nəs How to pronounce herpetomonas (audio) , -ˌnas How to pronounce herpetomonas (audio) \

Medical Definition of herpetomonas

1 capitalized : a genus of flagellates of the family Trypanosomatidae morphologically similar to the genus Trypanosoma but exclusively parasites of the gut of insects
2 : any flagellate of the genus Herpetomonas also : any member of the family Trypanosomatidae that appears to have two flagella due to precocious duplication of the locomotor apparatus

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“Herpetomonas.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/herpetomonas. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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