surra

surra

[soor-uh]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
an often fatal infectious disease of horses, camels, elephants, and dogs caused by a blood-infecting protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma evansi, transmitted by the bite of horseflies, characterized by fever, anemia, and emaciation.

Origin:
1885–90; < Marathi sūra heavy breathing sound

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surra (ˈsʊərə)
 
n
a tropical febrile disease of cattle, horses, camels, and dogs, characterized by severe emaciation: caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma evansi and transmitted by fleas
 
[from Marathi]

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