dourine definition by Webster's New World
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a venereal disease of horses and donkeys, caused by a protozoan (Trypanosoma equiperdum) and characterized by inflammation of the genitals and lymph nodes, and paralysis of the hind legs
dourine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A contagious disease of horses, asses, and mules caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma equiperdum, which is transmitted during copulation.
Origin: French from Arabic darina, mangy (said of a female camel), feminine of darin, dirty, from darina, to be dirty; see drn in Semitic roots.