Definitions for kala-azarˌkɑ lə əˈzɑr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ka•la-a•zarˌkɑ lə əˈzɑr(n.)

  1. a tropical parasitic disease marked by irregular fevers, enlarged spleen, and anemia, caused by the protozoan Leishmania donovani, and transmitted by sand flies.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of kala-azar:

1880–85; < Hindi, =kālā black + Pers āzār disease

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visceral leishmaniasis, kala-azar, Assam fever, dumdum fever(noun)

    leishmaniasis of the viscera

  2. leishmaniasis, leishmaniosis, kala azar(noun)

    sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies


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