dourine

[doo-reen]

noun Veterinary Pathology.

an infectious disease of horses, affecting the genitals and hind legs, caused by a protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma equiperdum.

Nearby words

  1. dounreay,
  2. doup,
  3. douppioni,
  4. dour,
  5. doura,
  6. dourly,
  7. douro,
  8. douroucouli,
  9. douse,
  10. douser

Origin of dourine

1880–85; < French; compare Arabic darin scabby

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British Dictionary definitions for dourine

dourine

noun

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 for dourine

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

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