Definitions

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  • adjective Bruce (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Bruce's ..."

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Bruce.

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • The expression sites for variant surface glycoproteins of Trypanosoma brucei.

    Parasite Rex

  • Bottom left: Another single-celled parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, is the cause of sleeping sickness.

    Parasite Rex

  • In an otherwise sober scientific paper, I came across this sentence: “Trypanosoma brucei has many enchanting features that have made this parasite the darling of experimental biologists.”

    Parasite Rex

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

    Parasite Rex

  • Prologue: A Vein Is a River xiv “Trypanosoma brucei has many enchanting features …”: Borst et al., 1997, p.

    Parasite Rex

  • Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, a species of trypanosomes related to Trypanosoma brucei, the cause of sleeping sickness.

    Parasite Rex

  • In an otherwise sober scientific paper, I came across this sentence: “Trypanosoma brucei has many enchanting features that have made this parasite the darling of experimental biologists.”

    Parasite Rex

  • Cause sleeping sickness (T. brucei), Chagas disease (T. cruzi), and other diseases.

    Parasite Rex

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