hemoflagellate

[ hee-muh-flaj-uh-leyt, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈflædʒ əˌleɪt, ˌhɛm ə- /

noun

a flagellate protozoan, especially of the genera Trypanosoma and Leishmania, that is parasitic in the blood.

Origin of hemoflagellate

First recorded in 1905–10; hemo- + flagellate
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Medicine definitions for hemoflagellate

hemoflagellate

[ hē′mō-flăjə-lāt′, -lĭt, -flə-jĕlĭt ]

n.

A flagellate protozoan, such as a trypanosome, that is parasitic in the blood.

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