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dourine

[doo-reen]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for dourine

dourine

noun
  1. 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

Word Origin

C19: from French, from Arabic darina to be dirty, scabby
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