noun plural

Ba·​be·​si·​i·​dae ˌbab-ə-ˈzī-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Babesiidae (audio) -ˈzē- How to pronounce Babesiidae (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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