herpetomonas

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

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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