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Any of various parasitic flagellate protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, transmitted to the vertebrate bloodstream, lymph, and spinal fluid by certain insects and often causing diseases such as sleeping sickness and nagana.
[From New Latin Trȳpanosōma, genus name : Greek trūpanon, auger (from trūpān, to bore, from trūpē, hole; see terə- in Indo-European roots) + Greek sōma, body; see -some3.]
try·pan′o·so′mal, try·pan′o·som′ic (-sŏm′ĭk) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Medicine) any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma, which lives in the blood of vertebrates, is transmitted by certain insects, and causes sleeping sickness and certain other diseases
[C19: from New Latin Trypanosoma, from Greek trupanon borer + sōma body]
ˌtrypanoˈsomal, trypanosomic adj
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try•pan•o•some(trɪˈpæn əˌsoʊm, ˈtrɪp ə nə-)
any of various flagellated protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, transmitted by insect bite and parasitic in the blood and tissue of humans, domestic animals, and other vertebrates.
[1900–05; < New Latin Trypanosoma (1843) < Greek trȳpano-, comb. form of trypanon borer + sôma body (see -some3)]
try•pan`o•so′mal, try•pan`o•som′ic (-ˈsɒm ɪk) adj.
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Any of various parasitic protozoans that can cause serious diseases, such as sleeping sickness. They are transmitted by the bite of certain insects, such as tsetse flies.
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