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heartwater

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noun heart·wa·ter \ˈhärt-ˌwȯt-ər, -ˌwät-\

Medical Definition of heartwater

  1. :  a serious febrile disease of sheep, goats, and cattle in southern Africa that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Cowdria (C. ruminantium) transmitted by a bont tick (Amblyomma hebraeum)—called also heartwater disease, heartwater fever




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