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trypanosome

Saltos de línea: tryp¦ano|some
Pronunciación: /ˈtrɪp(ə)nəsəʊm
 
, trɪˈpanə-/

Definición de trypanosome en inglés:

sustantivo

Medicine & Zoology
A single-celled parasitic protozoan with a trailing flagellum, infesting the blood.
Example sentences
  • Extensive literature exists on human African trypanosomiasis and trypanosomes, but it is mostly confined to basic sciences and neglects clinical research and the impact of the disease on large parts of the population in rural Africa.
  • Transmitted by tsetse flies, in which the trypanosomes of African sleeping sickness develop, they enter their human host by the bite of the fly.
  • In the blood the organisms take on the form of trypanosomes, whereas in tissue Leishmania forms are found.

Origen

early 20th century: from Greek trupanon 'borer' + -some3.

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