Any of a group of protozoan parasites which are transmitted by biting insects and infect the blood of humans and other vertebrates.

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  • trypanosome — [ tripanozom; nɔzɔm ] n. m. • 1843; du gr. trupanon « tarière » et sôma « corps » ♦ Méd. Protozoaire flagellé, fusiforme, parasite du sang. La mouche tsé tsé peut véhiculer des trypanosomes. « quelques peuplades moisies, décimées, abruties par le …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trypanosome — [trip′ə nə sōm΄, tri pan′əsōm΄] n. [< ModL Trypanosoma < Gr trypanon, borer (see TREPAN1) + ModL soma, SOME3] any of a genus (Trypanosoma) of zooflagellates that live as parasites in the blood of human beings and other vertebrates, are… …   English World dictionary

  • Trypanosome — Taxobox color = khaki name = Trypanosomes image width = 300px image caption = Trypanosoma cruzi parasites domain = Eukaryota unranked phylum = Excavata phylum = Euglenozoa subphylum = Mastigophora classis = Kinetoplastea ordo = Trypanosomatida… …   Wikipedia

  • Trypanosome — Trypanosoma Trypanosoma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • trypanosome — noun Etymology: New Latin Trypanosoma, from Greek trypanon auger + New Latin soma some more at trepan Date: 1903 any of a genus (Trypanosoma) of parasitic flagellate protozoans that infest the blood of various vertebrates including humans, are… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • TRYPANOSOME — n. m. T. de Médecine Parasite microscopique vivant dans le sérum sanguin. Les trypanosomes communiquent la maladie du sommeil et d’autres maladies graves …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • trypanosome — (tri pan o sōm) A protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma. Trypanosomes are parasitic flagellate protozoa that often live in the blood of humans and other vertebrates and are transmitted by insect bites …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • trypanosome — trypanosomal, trypanosomic /tri pan euh som ik, trip euh neuh /, adj. /tri pan euh sohm , trip euh neuh /, n. any minute, flagellate protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma, parasitic in the blood or tissues of humans and other vertebrates, usually… …   Universalium

  • trypanosome — Common name for any member of the genus Trypanosoma or of the family Trypanosomatidae. [G. trypanon, an auger, + soma, body] * * * try·pano·some tri pan ə .sōm n any flagellate of the genus Trypanosoma * * * try·pano·some (tri panґo sōm) an… …   Medical dictionary

  • trypanosome — n. type of protozoan parasite of the genus Trypanosoma that causes sleeping sickness and other diseases in man and animals (usually transmitted by insects) …   English contemporary dictionary

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