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Leishman-Donovan body

Pronunciation: līsh′măn don′ŏ-văn

Definition: the intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites, such as species of Leishmania or the intracellular form of Trypanosoma cruzi; originally used for Leishmania donovani parasites in infected spleen or liver cells in kala azar.

Synonym(s): amastigote, L-D body

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