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surra

[soo r-uh] /ˈsʊər ə/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
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
1885-1890
1885-90; < Marathi sūra heavy breathing sound
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surra

/ˈsʊərə/
noun
1.
a tropical febrile disease of cattle, horses, camels, and dogs, characterized by severe emaciation: caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma evansi and transmitted by fleas
Word Origin
from Marathi
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