Texas fever


Texas fever

noun

Definition of TEXAS FEVER

:  an infectious disease of cattle transmitted by the cattle tick and caused by a protozoan (Babesia bigemina) that multiplies in the blood and destroys the red blood cells

First Known Use of TEXAS FEVER

1866

Tex·as fever

noun \ˈtek-səs-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TEXAS FEVER

: an infectious disease of cattle transmitted by the cattle tick and caused by a sporozoan of the genus Babesia (B. bigemina) that multiplies in the blood and destroys red blood cells—called also cattle-tick fever, Texas cattle fever

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