Definition of babesiosis in English:

babesiosis

Syllabification: ba·be·si·o·sis
Pronunciation: /bəˌbēzēˈōsis
 
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(also babesiasis /ˌbabiˈzīəsis, -ˈsī-/)

noun

  • A disease of cattle and other livestock, transmitted by the bite of ticks. It affects the red blood cells and causes the passing of red or blackish urine. Also called piroplasmosis.
    • This is caused by protozoans of the genus Babesia, phylum Sporozoa
    More example sentences
    • Southern cattle had acquired immunity to bovine babesiosis - the disease transmitted by these ticks.
    • Tick-borne diseases in the United States include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, and relapsing fever.
    • For example, I. scapularis may transmit ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and babesiosis.

Origin

early 20th century: from modern Latin Babesia, from the name Victor Babès (1854–1926), Romanian bacteriologist.

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