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any flagellate protozoan parasitic in the blood.
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hemoflagellate(hē′mō-flăj′ə-lāt′, -lĭt, -flə-jĕl′ĭt)
A flagellate protozoan, such as a trypanosome, that is parasitic in the blood.
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Protozoan flagellates that are parasitic in the blood; they include the genera Leishmania and Trypanosoma, several species of which are important pathogens.
[hemo- + L. flagellum, dim. of flagrum, a whip]
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