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leishmaniasis

[leesh-muh-nahy-uh-sis, lahysh-] /ˌliʃ məˈnaɪ ə sɪs, ˌlaɪʃ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
any infection caused by a protozoan of the genus Leishmania.
Also, leishmaniosis
[leesh-man-ee-oh-sis, -mey-nee-, lahysh-] /liʃˌmæn iˈoʊ sɪs, -ˌmeɪ ni-, laɪʃ-/ (Show IPA)
.
Compare kala-azar.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; leishman(ia) + -iasis
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British Dictionary definitions for leishmaniasis

leishmaniasis

/ˌliːʃməˈnaɪəsɪs/
noun
1.
any disease, such as kala-azar, caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania
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leishmaniasis in Medicine

leishmaniasis leish·man·i·a·sis (lēsh'mə-nī'ə-sĭs)
n.

  1. An infection caused by the flagellated protozoa of the genus Leishmania transmitted to humans by bloodsucking sand flies.

  2. A disease, such as kala-azar caused by flagellated protozoa of the genus Leishmania.

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leishmaniasis in Science
leishmaniasis
  (lēsh'mə-nī'ə-sĭs)   
An infection or disease caused by any of the flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sand flies and characterized by skin ulcerations or an acute illness marked by fever, anemia, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.
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