Babesiidae

noun plural
Ba·​be·​si·​i·​dae | \ ˌbab-ə-ˈzī-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Babesiidae (audio) , -ˈzē- How to pronounce Babesiidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Babesiidae

: a family of the order Haemosporidia comprising minute protozoan parasites of mammalian red blood cells that are transmitted from host to host by the bite of a tick intermediate host and cause some destructive diseases of domestic animals — see babesia

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“Babesiidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Babesiidae. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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