leishmaniasis

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leish·man·i·a·sis

 (lēsh′mə-nī′ə-sĭs)
n.
1. An infection caused by any of the flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sandflies.
2. A disease, such as kala-azar or either of two clinically distinct ulcerative skin diseases, caused by flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania.

[New Latin Leishmania, genus of protozoans (after Sir William Boog Leishman (1865-1926), British medical officer) + -iasis.]

leishmaniasis

(ˌliːʃməˈnaɪəsɪs) or

leishmaniosis

n
(Pathology) any disease, such as kala-azar, caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania

leish•man•i•a•sis

(ˌliʃ məˈnaɪ ə sɪs, ˌlaɪʃ-)

also leish•man•i•o•sis

(-mæn iˈoʊ sɪs, -meɪ ni-)

n.
any infection caused by a parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Leishmania.
Compare kala-azar.
[1910–15; < New Latin Leishmani(a), after William Boog Leishman (1865–1926), Scottish bacteriologist (see -ia) + -asis]

leishmaniasis

Infestation, especially of the liver and spleen, by parasitic protozoa transmitted by sandfly bites.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leishmaniasis - sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
protozoal infection - any infection caused by a protozoan
Assam fever, dumdum fever, kala-azar, visceral leishmaniasis - leishmaniasis of the viscera
Aleppo boil, cutaneous leishmaniasis, Delhi boil, Old World leishmaniasis, oriental sore, tropical sore - leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions
American leishmaniasis, leishmaniasis americana, mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, nasopharyngeal leishmaniasis, New World leishmaniasis - a form of leishmaniasis endemic in Mexico and Central American and South America; sores are limited to the skin and mucosa
Translations

leishmaniasis

n leishmaniasis f; cutaneous — leishmaniasis cutánea; mucocutaneous — leishmaniasis mucocutánea, espundia; visceral — leishmaniasis visceral
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aethiopica Cutaneous leishmaniasis, diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis Indian subcontinent, L.

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