leptomonad

leptomonad

 [lep″to-mo´nad]
1. of or pertaining to Leptomonas, a genus of protozoa parasitic in the digestive tract of insects.
2. denoting the leptomonad form (see promastigote).
3. a protozoon exhibiting the leptomonad (promastigote) form.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lep·to·mo·nad

(lep'tō-mō'nad, lep-tom'ŏ-nad),
1. Common name for a member of the genus Leptomonas.
2.
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