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Chagas' disease

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noun Cha·gas' disease \ˈshä-gəs-, -gə-səz-\

Definition of Chagas' disease

  1. :  a tropical American disease that is caused by a trypanosome (Trypanosoma cruzi) and is marked by prolonged high fever, edema, and enlargement of the spleen, liver, and lymph nodes



Origin of chagas' disease

Carlos Chagas †1934 Brazilian physician


First Known Use: 1912


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