Chagas' disease

[ shah-guh s ]
/ ˈʃɑ gəs /

noun Pathology.

an infectious disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, occurring chiefly in tropical America and characterized by irregular fever, palpable lymph nodes, and often heart damage.

Origin of Chagas' disease

1910–15; named after C. Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician, its describer

Also called American trypanosomiasis.

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British Dictionary definitions for chagas disease

Chagas' disease

/ (ˈʃɑːɡəs) /

noun

a form of trypanosomiasis found in South America, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, characterized by fever and, often, inflammation of the heart musclesAlso called: American trypanosomiasis, South American trypanosomiasis Compare sleeping sickness

Word Origin for Chagas' disease

C20: named after Carlos Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician who first described it

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Medicine definitions for chagas disease

Chagas disease

n.

South American trypanosomiasis

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