an infectious disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, occurring chiefly in tropical America and characterized by irregular fever, palpable lymph nodes, and often heart damage.
(pathol) another name for Chagas’ disease
a form of trypanosomiasis found in South America, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, characterized by fever and, often, inflammation of the heart muscles Also called American trypanosomiasis, South American trypanosomiasis Compare sleeping sickness
- American twist
a service in which the ball is spun so as to bounce high and to the left of the receiver.
- American water spaniel
one of an American breed of medium-sized water spaniels having a thick, curly chocolate-colored or liver-colored coat.
- American wake
noun (Irish) an all-night farewell party for a person about to emigrate to America
- American wayfaring tree
. a North American shrub, Viburnum alnifolium, of the honeysuckle family, having flat-topped clusters of white flowers and red-to-black berrylike fruit.