from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An often fatal disease of African ungulates caused by various species of trypanosomes and transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly. Also called tsetse disease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A disease of vertebrates caused by trypanosomes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disease of horses and other domestic animals, transmitted by the tsetse fly; any trypanosomiasis, especially the variety caused by Trypanosoma brucei.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very fatal, at present incurable infectious (but not contagious) disease of horses in Africa, caused by the presence of flagellate protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei. The parasites live in the blood-plasma, and are transmitted by the tsetse-fly, Glossina morsitans. Also called tsetse-fly disease.
Zulu -nakane.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)