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[trih-pan-uh-soh-mahy-uh-sis, trip-uh-nuh-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. any infection caused by a trypanosome.
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Origin of trypanosomiasis

First recorded in 1900–05; trypanosome + -iasis
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  • It has been shown that it is capable of transmitting the bubonic plague, and South American trypanosomiasis.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

British Dictionary definitions for trypanosomiasis


  1. any infection of an animal or human with a trypanosomeSee also sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease
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trypanosomiasis in Medicine


n. pl. try•pan•o•so•mi•a•ses (-sēz′)
  1. A disease or an infection caused by a trypanosome.
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trypanosomiasis in Science


  1. A disease or infection caused by a trypanosome.
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