try·​pano·​so·​mi·​a·​sis | \tri-ˌpa-nə-sə-ˈmī-ə-səs \
plural trypanosomiases\tri-​ˌpa-​nə-​sə-​ˈmī-​ə-​ˌsēz \

Definition of trypanosomiasis 

: infection with or disease caused by trypanosomes

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The parasite then enters the bloodstream and causes Chagas disease, also known as trypanosomiasis. Meera Senthilingam, CNN, "'Kissing bug' disease more deadly than thought," 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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The first known use of trypanosomiasis was in 1902

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try·​pano·​so·​mi·​a·​sis | \tri-ˌpan-ə-sə-ˈmī-ə-səs \
plural trypanosomiases\-​ˌsēz \

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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