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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Trypanosomatidae — kinetoplastids (class Kinetoplastida), 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..

Etymologies

Derived from Ancient Greek  (trypanos, "borer") + σῶμα (sōma, "body"), because of their corkscrew-like motion. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There has been an advancement of transportation for this disease they include Trypanosoma is put into the class of kinetoplastida, they got the name Trypanosoma from Greek, for this name, when it was first discovered they called it, a cork-screw shape organism because of the way the body looked.

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  • Observing the habitat of the Assassin bug and counting the number of bugs noted by exterminators has been tested as a very inexpensive, yet accurate method to determine if children need to be tested for the presence of the parasite, a protozoan called Trypanosoma cruzi.

    Kiss of the Assassin

  • The insect carries a protozoan parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi, which kills more people in the region each year than any other parasite-born disease, including malaria, Levy said.

    Kiss of the Assassin

  • The black rats were well adapted to this protozoan, known as Trypanosoma lewisi, but quite clearly, R. macleari and R. nativitatis were not.

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  • Trypanosoma gambiense is responsible for ninety percent of the reported cases of sleeping sickness.

    New Treatment for Sleeping Sickness

  • He infected mice and rabbits with Trypanosoma gondii, the parasite responsible for the dreaded sleeping sickness, then injected the animals with chemical derivatives to determine if any of them could halt the infection.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • He infected mice and rabbits with Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite responsible for the dreaded sleeping sickness, then injected the animals with chemical derivatives to determine if any of them could halt the infection.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Her work is of great importance, especially in relation to the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, whose morphology she studied.

    Brazil, Contemporary.

  • The trypanosomes carried away on South America began evolving on their own, into Trypanosoma cruzi and other species.

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  • Sleeping sickness: Disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma brucei, and transmitted by the tsetse fly.

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