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A contagious disease of horses, asses, and mules caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma equiperdum, which is transmitted during copulation.
[French, from Arabic darina
, mangy (said of a female camel)
, feminine of darin
, from darina
, to be dirty
; see drn
in Semitic roots
(Veterinary Science) an infectious venereal disease of horses characterized by swollen glands, inflamed genitals, and paralysis of the hindquarters, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma equiperdum contracted during copulation
[C19: from French, from Arabic darina to be dirty, scabby]
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