Trypamosoma cruzi
Chagas' disease Chagas' disease n. [Carlos Chagas, a physician in Brazil, 1879-1934] a form of trypanosomiasis caused by infection with {Trypamosoma cruzi}, found principally in South America. It is transmitted by certain species of reduviid bugs, and has natural reservoirs in dogs, armadillos, rodents and other domestic and wild mammals. --Stedman's Med. Dict., --Dorland's Illustr. Med. Dict.

Syn: South Amercian trypanosomiasis, Chagas-Cruz disease. [PJC]


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  • Chagas' disease — n. [Carlos Chagas, a physician in Brazil, 1879 1934] a form of trypanosomiasis caused by infection with {Trypamosoma cruzi}, found principally in South America. It is transmitted by certain species of reduviid bugs, and has natural reservoirs in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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