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, in the meaning defined above

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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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