heart·​wa·​ter ˈhärt-ˌwȯt-ər, -ˌwät- How to pronounce heartwater (audio)
: a serious febrile disease of sheep, goats, and cattle in southern Africa that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Ehrlichia (E. ruminantium) transmitted by a bont tick (Amblyomma hebraeum)

called also heartwater disease, heartwater fever

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“Heartwater.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heartwater. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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