American trypanosomiasis


: chagas disease
Chagas is also known as American trypanosomiasis because the bugs carry single-celled parasites called trypanosomes.Donald G. McNeil, Jr

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American trypanosomiasis was in 1910

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“American trypanosomiasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

American trypanosomiasis

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