Chagas' disease definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a type of trypanosomiasis, common in Central and South America, caused by a parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) that is carried by reduviid insects, and characterized by the eventual invasion and deterioration of cardiac, gastrointestinal, and nervous tissue
Origin: after Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician who identified it (1909)
Chagas' disease definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A South American form of trypanosomiasis caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi that is characterized by fever and enlargement of the spleen and lymph nodes.
Origin: After Carlos Chagas (1879-1934), Brazilian physician.
chagas' disease - Medical Definition
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