nagana

noun na·ga·na \ nə-ˈgä-nə \

Definition of nagana

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

Origin and Etymology of nagana

Zulu unakane, ulunakane


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nagana

noun na·ga·na
variants: also n'gana play \nə-ˈgä-nə\

medical Definition of nagana

: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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