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, in the meaning defined above

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“Texas fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Texas%20fever. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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Texas fever

noun
Tex·​as fever | \ ˈtek-səs- How to pronounce Texas fever (audio) \

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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