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leishmania

[ leesh-man-ee-uh, -mey-nee-uh, lahysh- ]
/ liʃˈmæn i ə, -ˈmeɪ ni ə, laɪʃ- /
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noun
any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Leishmania, occurring in vertebrates in an oval or spherical, nonflagellate form, and in invertebrates in an elongated, flagellated form.
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Origin of leishmania

<New Latin (1903), after William Boog Leishman (1865–1926), Scottish bacteriologist; see -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM leishmania

leish·man·i·al, leish·man·ic [leesh-man-ik, lahysh-], /liʃˈmæn ɪk, laɪʃ-/, leish·man·i·oid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leishmania

leishmania
/ (liːʃˈmeɪnɪə) /

noun
any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Leishmania : infects humans and animals and causes diseases ranging from skin lesions to potentially fatal organ damage

Word Origin for leishmania

C20: New Latin, named after Sir W.B. Leishman (1865–1926), Scottish bacteriologist
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