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red water

noun
  1. a disease of cattle caused by the protozoan Babesia (or Piroplasma) bovis, which destroys the red blood cells, characterized by the passage of red or blackish urine. It is transmitted by tick bites
  2. any of various other animal diseases characterized by haematuria
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Historical Examples

  • There is no fear of red-water about that season, and the grass of the plains is rich and thick compared with the uplands.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • I have only had two or three cases of red-water, and I do not therefore enlarge upon it.