Medical Dictionary

herpetomonas

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noun her·pe·tom·o·nas \ˌhər-pə-ˈtäm-ə-nəs, -ˌnas\

Medical Definition of herpetomonas

  1. 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. 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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