Definition of surra in English:

surra

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʊərə
 
, ˈsʌrə
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A parasitic disease of camels and other mammals caused by trypanosomes, transmitted by biting flies and occurring chiefly in North Africa and Asia.
    More example sentences
    • The infection in horses (called surra) and dogs is severe and probably uniformly fatal in the absence of adequate treatment.

Origin

late 19th century: from Marathi sūra 'air breathed through the nostrils'.

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