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trypanosome

 [tri-pan´o-sōm]
an individual protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma.
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try·pan·o·some

(tri-pan'ō-sōm, trip'ă-nō-),
Common name for any member of the genus Trypanosoma or of the family Trypanosomatidae.
[G. trypanon, an auger, + sōma, body]
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trypanosome

(trĭ-păn′ə-sōm′)
n.
Any of various parasitic flagellate protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, transmitted to the vertebrate bloodstream, lymph, and spinal fluid by certain insects and often causing diseases such as sleeping sickness and nagana.

try·pan′o·so′mal, try·pan′o·som′ic (-sŏm′ĭk) adj.
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trypanosome

(1) An obsolete synonym for trypomastigote. 
(2) A generic term for a trypanosome.
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try·pan·o·some

(trī-pan'ō-sōm)
Common name for any member of the genus Trypanosoma or of the family Trypanosomatidae.
[G. trypanon, an auger, + sōma, body]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

trypanosome

A member of the genus Trypanosoma , one of several hundred species of flagellated blood parasite PROTOZOA that cause disease in animals and man. See also TRYPANOSOMIASIS and CHAGAS DISEASE.
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trypanosome

any parasitic protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma, which is parasitic in the gut of tsetse flies and in the blood of vertebrates. They cause important diseases in horses and cattle and AFRICAN SLEEPING SICKNESS in humans.
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The in vitro extract treated trypanosomes with 300 mg/mL aqueous extract and 25mg/mL fraction IV portion induced 55% and 90% cell death of the parasites after 30-minute incubation, respectively.
danilewskyi FCc-1: During the acute trypanosome infections, the cell dimensions showed variability but slender forms with less variability predominate with a body length (PA) of 22.86 +-0.25 u m and width (BW) of 2.4 +-0.15 u m.
The common tests for trypanosomiasis either look for living trypanosomes in a wet culture, or parasites stained with Giemsa dye in a fixed preparation.
brucei and treated with ivermectin 200, 300 and 400 [micro]g/ml/kg three days after the infection has been confirmed by observation of trypanosomes in the tail blood of the infected mice.
Additionally, this "vacuole" was in direct continuation with the large canal system observed in the cytoplasm of trypanosome, which exhibits in some preparations a lamellar structure that has been described as typical for mitochondria in tissue cells [4, 18].
The innate immune response to trypanosome microbes is also affected by HDL.