Medical Dictionary

Babesiidae

noun plural Ba·be·si·i·dae \ ˌbab-ə-ˈzī-ə-ˌdē , -ˈzē- \

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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