Babesia definitions

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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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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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(microbiology, epidemiology) A genre of hematozoa of the family Babesiidae that invades the erythrocytes of living organisms such as humans; piroplasma.
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Origin of babesia

New Latin Babesia genus name after Victor Babeş (1854–1926), Romanian bacteriologist