Haemoflagellates

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Haemoflagellates

protozoan flagellates in the family Trypanosomatidae that are parasitic in the blood of many species of domestic and wild animals and birds, and of humans; they include the genera leishmania and Trypanosoma, several species of which are important pathogens.

Origin: haemo-_ L. Flagellum, dim. Of flagrum, a whip