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[kah-lah-ah-zahr, kah-luh-az-er] /ˌkɑ lɑ ɑˈzɑr, ˌkɑ ləˈæz ər/

noun, Pathology.
a chronic, usually fatal disease occurring in tropical areas of Asia and the Western Hemisphere, characterized by irregular fever, enlargement of the spleen, anemia, and emaciation, caused by the protozoan Leishmania donovani.
a tropical infectious disease caused by the protozoan Leishmania donovani in the liver, spleen, etc, characterized by fever and weight loss; visceral leishmaniasis

kala-azar ka·la-a·zar (kä’lə-ə-zär’)
See visceral leishmaniasis.


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