Trypanosoma

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Trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma brucei, responsible for the African sleeping sickness

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New Latin, derived from Ancient Greek τρύπανον (trúpanon, borer, auger) +‎ σῶμα (sôma, body), because of their corkscrew-like motion.

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Trypanosoma n

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Trypanosomatidae – kinetoplastids (class Kinetoplastea), a monophyletic group of unicellular parasitic flagellate protozoa having a spindle-shaped body with an undulating membrane on one side and a single flagellum, which infect a variety of hosts and cause various diseases, including the fatal sleeping sickness in humans.

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Trypanosoma n (genitive Trypanosomas, plural Trypanosomen)

  1. trypanosome

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