[ ĭ-spŭndē-ə ]


A type of American leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania braziliensis that affects the mucous membranes, particularly of the nose and mouth, resulting in grossly destructive changes.Breda's disease

Nearby words

  1. esprit,
  2. esprit de corps,
  3. esprit de l'escalier,
  4. espronceda,
  5. espronceda, josé de,
  6. espy,
  7. espy, james pollard,
  8. espírito santo,
  9. espíritu santo,
  10. esq.

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