Chagas' disease: Meaning and Definition of

Cha'gas' disease"

Pronunciation: (shä'gus), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. 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. Also called
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.