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.
- Also called tset·se disease [tset-see, tet-, tsee-tsee, tee-] /ˈtsɛt si, ˈtɛt-, ˈtsi tsi, ˈti-/ .
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How to use nagana in a sentence
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.Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley
In the course of his work he established beyond question that the "nagana" and the tsetse-fly disease were identical.Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley
British Dictionary definitions for nagana
a disease of domesticated animals of central and southern Africa, caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Trypanosoma transmitted by tsetse flies
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