- an infectious disease of horses, affecting the genitals and hind legs, caused by a protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma equiperdum.
Origin of dourine
1880–85; < French; compare Arabic darin scabby
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- 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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