- a disease of horses and other animals, widespread in parts of Africa, caused by the organism Trypanosoma brucei, and transmitted by a variety of tsetse fly.
- any trypanosomal disease of animals that is transmitted by the tsetse fly.
Origin of nagana
1890–95; < Nguni; compare Zulu unukane, ulunakane, izinakane
Also called tset·se disease [tset-see, tet-, tsee-tsee, tee-] /ˈtsɛt si, ˈtɛt-, ˈtsi tsi, ˈti-/.
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Examples from the Web for nagana
Nagana is one of the most serious diseases of domestic animals in Central and Southern Africa.Insects and Diseases
Rennie W. Doane
The nagana, or tsetse-fly disease of cattle is the most virulent disease of domestic animals in certain parts of Africa.
In the course of his work he established beyond question that the "nagana" and the tsetse-fly disease were identical.
- a disease of domesticated animals of central and southern Africa, caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Trypanosoma transmitted by tsetse flies
from Zulu u-nakane
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