nagana

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noun na·ga·na \nə-ˈgä-nə\

Definition of nagana

  1. :  trypanosomiasis (especially when caused by Trypanosoma brucei) of domestic animals

Origin and Etymology of nagana

Zulu unakane, ulunakane


First Known Use: 1895


Medical Dictionary

nagana

noun na·ga·na
variants: also

n'gana

\nə-ˈgä-nə\play

Medical Definition of nagana

  1. :  a highly fatal disease of domestic animals in tropical Africa caused by a flagellated protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma and transmitted by tsetse and other biting flies; broadly :  trypanosomiasis of domestic animals


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