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babesia

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noun ba·be·sia \bə-ˈbē-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of babesia

  1. :  any of a genus (Babesia) of sporozoans parasitic in mammalian red blood cells (as in Texas fever) and transmitted by the bite of a tick —called also piroplasm



Origin and Etymology of babesia

New Latin, from Victor Babeş †1926 Roman bacteriologist


First Known Use: 1911


Medical Dictionary

babesia

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noun ba·be·sia \bə-ˈbē-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of babesia

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of the family Babesiidae

  2. 2plural babesias or babesiae \-zhē-ˌē\ play :  any of the sporozoans of the genus Babesia or sometimes the family Babesiidae that are parasitic in mammalian red blood cells (as in Texas fever) and are transmitted by the bite of a tick—called also piroplasm



Biographical Note for babesia

V. Babès

, —see babes-ernst granule


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