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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.]
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(Pathology) any disease, such as kala-azar, caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania
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leish•man•i•a•sis(ˌliʃ məˈnaɪ ə sɪs, ˌlaɪʃ-)
also leish•man•i•o•sis(-mæn iˈoʊ sɪs, -meɪ ni-)
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]
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Infestation, especially of the liver and spleen, by parasitic protozoa transmitted by sandfly bites.
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|Noun||1.||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
Aleppo boil, cutaneous leishmaniasis, Delhi boil, Old World leishmaniasis, tropical sore - leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions
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leishmaniasisn leishmaniasis f; cutaneous — leishmaniasis cutánea; mucocutaneous — leishmaniasis mucocutánea, espundia; visceral — leishmaniasis visceral
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