Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Cruz, but especially for bacteriologist Oswaldo Cruz.

Examples

  • It is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to animals and people by insect vectors that are found only in the Americas (mainly, in rural areas of Latin America where poverty is widespread).

    American trypanosomiasis

  • T. cruzi, meaning that they still had active infections.

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  • T. cruzi, meaning that they still had active infections.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • T. cruzi, meaning that they still had active infections.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • T. cruzi, meaning that they still had active infections.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • T. cruzi slowly wrecks parts of the nervous system, and the ways to die of Chagas are horrible in their variety: your misfiring heart may stop beating, for example, or your intestines may stop getting the proper commands for peristalsis and let food pile up in the colon until you die of blood poisoning.

    Parasite Rex

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

    Parasite Rex

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

    Parasite Rex

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

    Brazil, Contemporary.

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

    Parasite Rex

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