Leishmania

Type: Term Pronunciation: lēsh-man′ē-ă Definitions: 1. A genus of digenetic, asexual, protozoan flagellates (family Trypanosomatidae) that occur as amastigotes in the macrophages of vertebrate hosts, and as promastigotes in invertebrate hosts and in cultures. Species are largely indistinguishable morphologically but may be dist...
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Leishmania

[n] - flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
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Leishmania

Leishmania: A group of parasites causing a disease called leishmaniasis. For a fuller definition and more information, see Leishmania infection.
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leishmania

A genus of parasitic flagellated protozoans which causes diseases in animals including humans, most notably leishmaniasis. A type of trypanosome. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Leishmania

genus Leishmania noun flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
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Leishmania

(lēsh-ma┬┤ne-ә) a genus of protozoa comprising parasites of worldwide distribution, several species of which are pathogenic for humans. All species are morphologically indistinguishable, and therefore the organisms have usually been assigned to species and subspecies according to their geographic origin,...
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Leishmania

(from the article `protozoan`) ...the trypanosomes and their relatives (hemoflagellates), morphological variation occurs during the various stages of the life cycle in both the ... ...group includes forms with two to four flagella. The Trypanosoma species are elongated blood parasites found in man and many animals. The members ... Le...
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Leishmania

Leishmania is a microsopic parasite transmitted by sandfies, which causes either a localised infection or Dumdum fever.
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Leishmania

L. amazonensis L. arabica L. archibaldi (disputed species) L. aristedesi L. (Viannia) braziliensis L. chagasi (syn. L. infantum) L. (Viannia) colombiensis L. deanei L. donovani L. enriettii L. equatorensis L. forattinii L. garnhami L. gerbili L. (Viannia) guyanensis L. herreri L. hertigi L. infantum L. killicki L. (Viannia) lainsoni L. major L. me...
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