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Amastigote

Amastigote

An amastigote is a cell that does not have any flagella. The term is used mainly for to describe a certain phase in the life-cycle of trypanosome protozoans. It is also called the leishmanial stage, since in Leishmania it is the form the parasite takes in the vertebrate host, but occurs in all trypanosome genera.

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