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[buh-bee-zee-oh-sis] /bəˌbi ziˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, Veterinary Pathology.
any of several tick-borne diseases of cattle, dogs, horses, sheep, and swine, caused by a babesia protozoan and characterized by fever and languor.
Also, babesiasis
[bab-i-sahy-uh-sis, -zahy-, bey-buh-] /ˌbæb ɪˈsaɪ ə sɪs, -ˈzaɪ-, ˌbeɪ bə-/ (Show IPA)
Also called piroplasmosis.
Compare tick fever.
Origin of babesiosis
From New Latin, dating back to 1910-15; See origin at babesia, -osis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for babesiosis


(vet science) a tick-borne disease of domesticated and wild mammals as well as humans, caused by a protozoan of the genera Babesia and characterized by fever, anaemia, jaundice, and in severe cases leading to death
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babesiosis in Medicine

babesiosis ba·be·si·o·sis (bə-bē'zē-ō'sĭs) or bab·e·si·a·sis (bāb'ĭ-zī'ə-sĭs)
A human protozoan disease of the red blood cells caused by infection with a species of Babesia that is transmitted by ticks and characterized by fever, malaise, and hemolytic anemia. Also called piroplasmosis.

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