Dictionary

trypanosome

trypanosome

noun try·pano·some \tri-ˈpa-nə-ˌsōm\

Definition of TRYPANOSOME

:  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)

Origin of TRYPANOSOME

New Latin Trypanosoma, from Greek trypanon auger + New Latin -soma -some — more at trepan
First Known Use: 1903

trypanosome

noun try·pano·some \tri-ˈpan-ə-ˌsōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRYPANOSOME

:  any flagellate of the genus Trypanosoma

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: trypanosomiasisPrevious Word in the Dictionary: TrypanorhynchaAll Words Near: trypanosome
March 01, 2015
macaroni Hear it
Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears