Definition of Leishmania

1. Noun. Flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis.




Definition of Leishmania

1. Noun. Parasite that causes leishmaniasis, a genus trypanosome protozoa. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leishmania

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Medical Definition of Leishmania

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leishmania

leiotonin
leiotrichi
leiotrichous
leipoa
leipoas
leipothymic
leir
leired
leiring
leirs
leis
leish
leisher
leishest
leishman-donovan bodies
leishmania (current term)
leishmania braziliensis
leishmania donovani
leishmania enriettii
leishmania guyanensis
leishmania infantum
leishmania major
leishmania mexicana
leishmania tropica
leishmanial
leishmanias
leishmaniases
leishmaniasis
leishmaniasis americana
leishmaniasis recidivans

Literary usage of Leishmania

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Diseases Due to Varieties of leishmania (Human leishmaniasis) Varieties of leishmania.—These parasites are Protozoa, class Masli- ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
">metabolites of leishmania donovani Promastigotes. ... Results utilizing less defined media suggest that promastigotes of leishmania produce ..."

3. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"leishmania, Ross, 1903. With an oval body containing nucleus and ... Included in the genus leishmania are three species, ..."

4. Pathogenic Micro-organisms; a Text-book of Microbiology for Physicians and by Ward J. MacNeal, Herbert Upham Williams (1914)
"leishmania Infantum.—Nicolle in 1908 observed this organism in the spleen, liver and bone marrow of children dying from splenomegaly in northern Africa. ..."

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