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babesia

[ buh-bee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ bəˈbi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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noun
any protozoan of the genus Babesia, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals.
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Origin of babesia

1893; <New Latin, named after Victor Babeş (1854–1926), Romanian bacteriologist; see -ia
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Medical definitions for babesia

Babesia
[ bə-bēzē-ə, -zhə ]

n.
A genus of parasitic sporozoans of the family Babesiidae that infect the red blood cells of humans and of animals such as dogs, cattle, and sheep.
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