Gambia fever

noun

Definition of Gambia fever 

: a trypanosomiasis of cattle and sometimes other domestic animals in central Africa that resembles nagana but appears to be caused by a different trypanosome

called also paranagana

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of Gambia fever

1817, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Gambia fever

Share Gambia fever

Dictionary Entries near Gambia fever

Gambette

Gambia

gambiae

Gambia fever

Gambia pod

gambier

Gambier Islands

Statistics for Gambia fever

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Gambia fever

The first known use of Gambia fever was in 1817

See more words from the same year

Comments on Gambia fever

What made you want to look up Gambia fever? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!