trypanosoma

[trih-pan-uh-soh-muh, trip-uh-nuh-]
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Trypanosoma

[trĭ-păn′ə-sōmə]
n.
  1. A genus of parasitic flagellate protozoa of the family Trypanosomatidae, transmitted to the vertebrate bloodstream, lymph, and spinal fluid by certain insects and often causing diseases such as sleeping sickness in humans and various other diseases in domesticated animals.
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