It is a matter of great interest that a trypanosome has been found in a death-stricken herd of European bison.
The trypanosome diseases form the best example of this mode of transmission.
Some weeks later they evolve into the trypanosome forms, pathogenic for man.
The trypanosome lives in the blood of wild game and of rats without producing mischief.
This disease is caused by a Protozoan parasite, a trypanosome, which is transmitted from one host to another by the tsetse-fly.
trypanosome try·pan·o·some (trĭ-pān'ə-sōm')
A member of the genus Trypanosoma or of the family Trypanosomatidae.