try·​pano·​so·​mi·​a·​sis | \ tri-ˌpa-nə-sə-ˈmī-ə-səs How to pronounce trypanosomiasis (audio) \
plural trypanosomiases\ tri-​ˌpa-​nə-​sə-​ˈmī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce trypanosomiasis (audio) \

Definition of trypanosomiasis

: infection with or disease caused by trypanosomes

Examples of trypanosomiasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around the end of the nineteenth century, two major African trypanosomiasis epidemics swept through what is now Eastern Uganda, and Western Kenya. Carey Baraka, Quartz Africa, 26 Apr. 2020 And in 2020, the World Health Organization hopes to eliminate sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, as a public health problem. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, 30 Dec. 2019 Local medical personnel are receiving more training to screen for and diagnose trypanosomiasis. Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2019 The parasite then enters the bloodstream and causes Chagas disease, also known as trypanosomiasis. Meera Senthilingam, CNN, 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of trypanosomiasis

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trypanosomiasis

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“Trypanosomiasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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try·​pano·​so·​mi·​a·​sis | \ tri-ˌpan-ə-sə-ˈmī-ə-səs How to pronounce trypanosomiasis (audio) \
plural trypanosomiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce trypanosomiasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of trypanosomiasis

: infection with or disease (as African sleeping sickness or Chagas disease) caused by flagellates of the genus Trypanosoma

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