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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The IDR antigen consisted in a suspension of 6.25 x [10.sup.6] promastigotes/mL autoclaved Leishmania mexicana pifanoi. Microscopic examination of the smears revealed the presence of intracellular amastigotes, whereas the IDR was positive and the PCR with generic Leishmania primers confirmed the infection with Leishmania sp.