anaplasmosis

noun an·a·plas·mo·sis \ ˌa-nə-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs \

Definition of anaplasmosis

plural anaplasmoses play \-ˌsēz\
: a tick-borne disease of cattle and sheep caused by a bacterium (Anaplasma marginale) and characterized especially by anemia and by jaundice

Origin and Etymology of anaplasmosis

New Latin, from Anaplasma, genus name, from ana- + plasma (protoplasm)


Medical Dictionary

anaplasmosis

noun an·a·plas·mo·sis \ -ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs \

medical Definition of anaplasmosis

plural anaplasmoses play \-ˌsēz\
: infection with or a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Anaplasma affecting both humans and animals (such as dogs, horses, and cattle): such as
a : a disease of humans that is typically marked by fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue and is caused by a bacterium (A. phagocytophilum synonym Ehrlichia phagocytophila) infecting granulocytes called also ehrlichiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis
b : a disease of cattle that is typically marked by anemia, fever, jaundice, weight loss, and death especially in adult animals and is caused by a bacterium (A. marginale) which infects and destroys red blood cells called also gall sickness, galziekte

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