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[Gr. trypanon, borer + Gr. sōma, a body]
A genus of parasitic, flagellate protozoa found in the blood of many vertebrates, including humans. The protozoa are transmitted by insect vectors. The only two species relevant for disease in humans are T. brucei and T. cruzi.
TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI (Orig. mag. × 1000)
TRYPANOSOMA (center) IN BLOOD (Orig. mag. ×1000)