Texas fever

noun

Definition of Texas fever

  1. :  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

1866

First Known Use of texas fever

1866


Medical Dictionary

Texas fever

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noun Tex·as fever \ˈtek-səs-\

Medical Definition of Texas fever

  1. :  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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