Definition of hemoflagellate in US English:



  • Any parasitic flagellate protozoan that lives in the bloodstream.

    • ‘Following acquisition of the parasite, a hemoflagellate protozoan of the order Kinetoplastida, clinical symptoms range from negligible to acute Chagas disease that is characterized by fever, high parasitemia, and 5% mortality.’
    • ‘Extensive studies have been made on the kinetoplast, a unique mitochondrion found in the hemoflagellates and other members of the order Kinetoplastida.’
    • ‘The hemoflagellates are primitive parasitic protozoa that cause a number of diseases of medical and veterinary importance.’
    • ‘Further, the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions, suitable against hemoflagellates.’
    • ‘Chagas' disease, caused by the hemoflagellate Trypanosoma cruzi, is endemic in Central and South America and parts of Mexico.’