babesiosis[bab′ə zī′ə sis, -sī′-]
babesiosis definition by Webster's New World
babesiosis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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also bab·e·si·a·sisnoun In both senses also called piroplasmosis.
- A tick-borne protozoan infection of animals, such as Texas fever of cattle, that is caused by species of Babesia.
- A human protozoan disease of red blood cells caused by Babesia species that is transmitted by the northern deer tick, characterized by fever, malaise, and hemolytic anemia, and prevalent on the coastal islands of the northeast United States.
babesiosis - Medical Definition
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. Also called piroplasmosis.