visceral leishmaniases

visceral leishmaniasis

noun Pathology. Unabridged


[kah-lah-ah-zahr, kah-luh-az-er]
noun Pathology.
a chronic, usually fatal disease occurring in tropical areas of Asia and the Western Hemisphere, characterized by irregular fever, enlargement of the spleen, anemia, and emaciation, caused by the protozoan Leishmania donovani.
Also called Dumdum fever, visceral leishmaniasis.

1880–85; < Hindi, equivalent to kālā black + Persian āzār disease Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To visceral leishmaniases
World English Dictionary
kala-azar (ˌkɑːləəˈzɑː)
a tropical infectious disease caused by the protozoan Leishmania donovani in the liver, spleen, etc, characterized by fever and weight loss; visceral leishmaniasis
[from Assamese kālā black + āzār disease]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

kala-azar ka·la-a·zar (kä'lə-ə-zär')
See visceral leishmaniasis.

visceral leishmaniasis n.
A chronic, often fatal disease occurring chiefly in Asia, caused by a protozoan parasite (Leishmania donovani) and characterized by irregular fever, enlargement of the spleen and liver, and emaciation. Also called kala-azar.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature