January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2244
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A definition of the term "trypanosoma" is presented. It refers to a genus of parasitic, flagellate protozoa found in the blood of many vertebrates, including humans. The protozoa are transmitted by insect vectors.


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