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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New World cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), endemic in some parts of the Americas, is caused by Leishmania viannia and Leishmania mexicana species complexes.
New insights on taxonomy, phylogeny and population genetics of Leishmania viannia parasites based on multilocus sequence analysis.
Leishmania Viannia braziliensis (MHOM/ BR/01/BA788) parasites were cultured in Schneider's insect medium supplemented with 10% inactive fetal bovine serum (FBS), 100 U/mL penicillin, 100 mg/mL streptomycin, and 2 mM L-glutamine in 25 [cm.sup.2] flasks at 24[degrees] C for seven days.