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

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1866

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Texas fever

noun Tex·as fever \ ˈtek-səs- \

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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