Leishmania

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leishmania

(liːʃˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Microbiology) any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Leishmania: infects humans and animals and causes diseases ranging from skin lesions to potentially fatal organ damage
[C20: New Latin, named after Sir W.B. Leishman (1865–1926), Scottish bacteriologist]
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Noun1.Leishmania - flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
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First isolation of a new species of Leishmania responsible for human cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ghana and classification in the Leishmania enriettii complex.
Calcimycin was previously shown to decrease [sup.3][H]-thymidine incorporation into Leishmania enriettii released from SDS-lysed macrophages stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) [21].
Lainson, "On Leishmania enriettii and other enigmatic Leishmania species of the neotropics," Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol.

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