surra

noun

sur·​ra ˈsu̇r-ə How to pronounce surra (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Marathi sūra wheezing sound

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surra was in 1883

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“Surra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surra. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

surra

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