Definition of surra in English:


Syllabification: sur·ra
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.
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  • 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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