Definition of "trypanosomes" [trypanosomes]

  • (noun) Plural form of trypanosome.

Use "trypanosomes" in a sentence

  • "Tsetse flies infest about ten million square kilometres of Sub-Saharan Africa, where they transmit parasites known as trypanosomes that cause human and animal African trypanosomiasis."
  • "Trypan red—named after the trypanosomes, the spiral-shaped organisms that caused the disease—proved disappointing as a remedy; whatever it was doing to cure mice was not working in humans."
  • "Because it vaguely resembled the spiraling trypanosomes, it made sense to see whether compound 418, which had killed those germs so well, would also attack the syphilis spirochete."

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