leptomonas

noun
lep·tom·o·nas | \ lep-ˈtäm-ə-nəs \

Medical Definition of leptomonas 

1 capitalized : a genus of flagellate protozoans of the family Trypanosomatidae that are parasites especially of the digestive tract of insects and that occur as elongated flagellates with a single anterior flagellum and no undulating membrane

2 plural leptomonas

a : any flagellate protozoan of the genus Leptomonas

b : promastigote

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