- a flagellate protozoan, especially of the genera Trypanosoma and Leishmania, that is parasitic in the blood.
Origin of hemoflagellate
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(hē′mō-flăj′ə-lāt′, -lĭt, -flə-jĕl′ĭt)
- A flagellate protozoan, such as a trypanosome, that is parasitic in the blood.
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