Leishmaniasis meaning

lēshmə-nīə-sĭs
An infection caused by any of the flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sandflies.
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A disease, such as kala-azar or either of two clinically distinct ulcerative skin diseases, caused by flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania.
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Any of several infectious diseases, esp. kala azar, caused by protozoan parasites (genus Leishmania)
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An infection caused by any of the flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sandflies.
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A disease, such as kala-azar or either of two clinically distinct ulcerative skin diseases, caused by flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania.
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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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(pathology) Any of various ulcerative skin diseases caused by any of the protozoans of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sandflies.
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Origin of leishmaniasis

  • New Latin Leishmania genus of protozoans (after Sir William Boog Leishman (1865–1926), British medical officer) –iasis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary