Definición de leishmania en inglés:

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leishmania

Pronunciación: /liːʃˈmeɪnɪə/

sustantivo (plural igual or leishmanias or leishmaniae /liːʃˈmeɪnɪʌɪ/)

A single-celled parasitic protozoan which spends part of its life cycle in the gut of a sandfly and part in the blood and other tissues of a vertebrate.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The only way to contract leishmania parasites is through the bite of the tiny sand fly.
  • The leishmania parasite is spread by the bite of a sandfly not known to exist in Australia.
  • Parts of the malaria and leishmania parasite genomes are also known.

Origen

Modern Latin, from the name of William B. Leishman (1856–1926), British pathologist.

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Saltos de línea: leish|mania

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