red water

noun

Definition of red water

: any of several cattle diseases (such as Texas fever) characterized by hematuria

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red water

noun

medical Definition of red water

: any of several cattle diseases characterized by hematuria; especially : any of several babesioses (as Texas fever) in which hemoglobin released by the destruction of red blood cells appears in the urine

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