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Pronunciation: lep'to-mo'nas, lep-tom'o-nus

Definition: A genus of asexual, monogenetic, parasitic flagellates (family Trypanosomatidae) commonly found in the hindgut of insects.

[lepto- + G. monas, unit]

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