Nagana

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nagana nȧ*gä"nȧ (Med) A disease of horses and other domestic animals, transmitted by the tsetse fly; any trypanosomiasis, especially the variety caused by Trypanosoma brucei .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nagana 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. native name

Usage

In literature:

Nagana is one of the most serious diseases of domestic animals in Central and Southern Africa.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
The nagana, or tsetse-fly disease of cattle is the most virulent disease of domestic animals in certain parts of Africa.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Nagana is the name of the disease caused by the tsetse-fly bite.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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