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try·pan·o·some

 (trĭ-păn′ə-sōm′)
n.
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.
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trypanosome

(ˈtrɪpənəˌsəʊm)
n
(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-)

n.
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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try·pan·o·some

(trĭ-păn′ə-sōm′)
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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The result differs from [34] who reported that some plant extracts with trypanocidal effect also fragmented trypanosome DNA causing cell death.
Traditionally fish trypanosome identification is based on the host species where it is isolated from (Mandal, 1977) and its morphological characters when compared with already described species (Smirnova, 1970).
brucei mammalian bloodstream forms and procyclic-insect forms with regard to a possible activity on trypanosome glycolysis.
Natesan et al., "High affinity nanobodies against the trypanosome brucei VSG are potent trypanolytic agents that block endocytosis," PLoS Pathogens, vol.
Like malaria, the first indication a person will have of trypanosome infection will be fever, headache, joint pains, and itching.
The visualization of the effect of trypanosome infection on PCV in mice is further illustrated in Fig.
Among these reports we find that lipopolysaccharide, the prime cause of gram-negative bacterial toxicity, occurs in eukaryotes; that a long-term decrease in synaptic strength is induced by a transient suppression of NMDA receptor activity; that cis editing in a trypanosome is a model of guide-RNA structure and function; that a female lobster's sperm load affects her choice of a mate; and that enzyme activities can be used to assess the stimulatory effect of increased estuarine nitrogen on the growth of sea lettuce.
Briefly, total heparinized blood of an infected mouse was stratified on Ficoll Histopaque- 077 (Sigma), centrifuged at 400 x g for 40 min at room temperature, and the mononuclear cells and trypanosome layer was separated.
The fly is the carrier of the single cell parasite, trypanosome, which attacks the blood and nervous system of its victims, causing sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
Comparative diagnostic and analytical performance of PCR and LAMP-based trypanosome detection methods estimated using pooled whole tsetse flies and midguts.