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[Sir William Boog Leishman, Brit. medical officer, 1865–1926; Charles Donovan, Brit. bacteriologist, 1863–1951]
Nonflagellated trypanosomes found within the cytoplasm of cells infected by Leishmania donovani, the pathogen that causes visceral Leishmaniasis.Synonym: amastigote
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Leishman-Donovan bodiesThe form in which Leishmania parasites appear in MACROPHAGE cells in LEISHMANIASIS. They appear as oval, nucleated, non-flagellated structures in the CYTOPLASM of the MACROPHAGES. Also known as amastigotes . (Major-General Sir William Boog Leishman, 1865–1926, English Army pathologist, and Lt Col Charles Donovan, 1863–1951, Irish physician).
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