Sir Patrick. 1844–1922, British physician, who established that mosquitoes transmit certain parasites responsible for human diseases
Manson Man·son (mān’sən), Sir Patrick. 1844-1922.
Scottish parasitologist. One of the founders (1899) of the London School of Tropical Medicine, he introduced (1877) the hypothesis that the mosquito is host to the malaria parasite.
Mansonella Man·son·el·la (mān’sə-něl’ə) n. A genus of filarial worms that are found chiefly in Central and South America and cause mansonelliasis.
- Mansonella streptocerca
Mansonella streptocerca Mansonella strep·to·cer·ca (strěp’tə-sûr’kə) n. A species of Mansonella found in central and western Africa that causes a lichenoid condition or edema of the skin and that is transmitted by a species of biting midge.
mansonelliasis man·so·nel·li·a·sis (mān’sə-něl-ī’ə-sĭs) n. Infection with a species of filarial worms of the genus Mansonella, transmitted by biting midges of the genus Culicoides; the adult worms live in the serous cavities, especially the peritoneal cavity, in mesenteric and perivisceral adipose tissue, and in the skin.
Mansonia Man·so·ni·a (mān-sō’nē-ə) n. A genus of mosquitoes that includes species that transmit the filarial worms associated with filariasis and elephantiasis in southeast Asia and Indonesia.