any of a genus (Trypanosoma) of zooflagellates that live as parasites in the blood of human beings and other vertebrates, are usually transmitted by an insect bite, and often cause serious diseases, as sleeping sickness or Chagas' disease
Origin of trypanosomefrom Modern Latin Trypanosoma from Classical Greek trypanon, borer (see trepan) + Modern Latin -soma, -some
Any of various parasitic flagellate protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, transmitted to the vertebrate bloodstream, lymph, and spinal fluid by certain insects and often causing diseases such as sleeping sickness and nagana.
Origin of trypanosomeFrom New Latin Trépanosōma genus name Greek trūpanon auger ( from trūpān to bore ) ( from trūpē hole ; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.)Greek sōma body ; see -some 3.
- try·pan′o·so′mal try·pan′o·som′ic
From trypano- +"Ž -some