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dourine

[doo-reen] /dʊˈrin/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
an infectious disease of horses, affecting the genitals and hind legs, caused by a protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma equiperdum.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French; compare Arabic darin scabby
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dourine

/ˈdʊəriːn/
noun
1.
an infectious venereal disease of horses characterized by swollen glands, inflamed genitals, and paralysis of the hindquarters, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma equiperdum contracted during copulation
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Arabic darina to be dirty, scabby
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venereal disease of horses, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma equiperdum. The disease, which involves paralysis, is incurable. Serum tests have largely eradicated it in advanced countries, where a positive test requires the destruction of the animal. Trypanosomiasis, also caused by Trypanosoma, is known in two forms, Chagas' disease and sleeping sickness (qq.v.).

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