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