[ 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 bab·e·si·a·sis [bab-i-sahy-uh-sis, -zahy-, bey-buh-] /ˌbæb ɪˈsaɪ ə sɪs, -ˈzaɪ-, ˌbeɪ bə-/.
Compare tick fever.

Origin of babesiosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1910–15; see origin at babesia, -osis
Also called piroplasmosis. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for babesiasis

/ (bəˌbiːzɪˈəʊsɪs) /


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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Medicine definitions for babesiasis

[ bə-bē′zē-ōsĭs ]


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.piroplasmosis
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