surra

noun
sur·​ra | \ ˈsu̇r-ə How to pronounce surra (audio) \

Definition of surra

: a serious tropical or subtropical disease of domestic animals that is caused by a trypanosome (Trypanosoma evansi), is transmitted by biting flies, and is marked especially by fever, anemia, edema, emaciation, and petechiae

First Known Use of surra

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for surra

Marathi sūra wheezing sound

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“Surra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surra. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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surra

noun
sur·​ra | \ ˈsu̇r-ə How to pronounce surra (audio) \

Medical Definition of surra

: a severe tropical or subtropical disease of domestic animals that is caused by a protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma (T. evansi), is transmitted by biting flies, and is marked especially by fever, anemia, edema, emaciation, and petechiae

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