noun Etymology: New Latin Trypanosoma, from Greek trypanon auger + New Latin -soma -some — more at trepan Date: 1903 any of a genus (Trypanosoma) of parasitic flagellate protozoans that infest the blood of various vertebrates including humans, are usually transmitted by the bite of an insect, and include some that cause serious diseases (as sleeping sickness and Chagas' disease)

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  • trypanosome — [ tripanozom; nɔzɔm ] n. m. • 1843; du gr. trupanon « tarière » et sôma « corps » ♦ Méd. Protozoaire flagellé, fusiforme, parasite du sang. La mouche tsé tsé peut véhiculer des trypanosomes. « quelques peuplades moisies, décimées, abruties par le …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trypanosome — [trip′ə nə sōm΄, tri pan′əsōm΄] n. [< ModL Trypanosoma < Gr trypanon, borer (see TREPAN1) + ModL soma, SOME3] any of a genus (Trypanosoma) of zooflagellates that live as parasites in the blood of human beings and other vertebrates, are… …   English World dictionary

  • Trypanosome — Taxobox color = khaki name = Trypanosomes image width = 300px image caption = Trypanosoma cruzi parasites domain = Eukaryota unranked phylum = Excavata phylum = Euglenozoa subphylum = Mastigophora classis = Kinetoplastea ordo = Trypanosomatida… …   Wikipedia

  • Trypanosome — Trypanosoma Trypanosoma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • TRYPANOSOME — n. m. T. de Médecine Parasite microscopique vivant dans le sérum sanguin. Les trypanosomes communiquent la maladie du sommeil et d’autres maladies graves …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • trypanosome — (tri pan o sōm) A protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma. Trypanosomes are parasitic flagellate protozoa that often live in the blood of humans and other vertebrates and are transmitted by insect bites …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • trypanosome — trypanosomal, trypanosomic /tri pan euh som ik, trip euh neuh /, adj. /tri pan euh sohm , trip euh neuh /, n. any minute, flagellate protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma, parasitic in the blood or tissues of humans and other vertebrates, usually… …   Universalium

  • trypanosome — noun Any of a group of protozoan parasites which are transmitted by biting insects and infect the blood of humans and other vertebrates …   Wiktionary

  • trypanosome — Common name for any member of the genus Trypanosoma or of the family Trypanosomatidae. [G. trypanon, an auger, + soma, body] * * * try·pano·some tri pan ə .sōm n any flagellate of the genus Trypanosoma * * * try·pano·some (tri panґo sōm) an… …   Medical dictionary

  • trypanosome — n. type of protozoan parasite of the genus Trypanosoma that causes sleeping sickness and other diseases in man and animals (usually transmitted by insects) …   English contemporary dictionary

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