babesia

[ buh-bee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ bəˈbi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun

any protozoan of the genus Babesia, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals.

Origin of babesia

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