Definition of dourine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʊəriːn/


  • A sexually transmitted disease of horses and other equids, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma equiperdum and characterized by genital discharge, skin lesions, and (in untreated chronic cases) eventual paralysis.


Mid 19th century. From French dourine (1863 or earlier; also (now rare) dourin) from Maghribi Arabic ḍṛən parasitic larvae living under the skin of bovines, also various diseases of the skin in animals, variant of literary Arabic daran dirt, filth.