leptomonas

noun
lep·​tom·​o·​nas | \ lep-ˈtäm-ə-nəs How to pronounce leptomonas (audio) \

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

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“Leptomonas.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leptomonas. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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