Definition of surra in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈso͝orə/ /ˈsərə/


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


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

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