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heartwater

noun heart·wa·ter \ ˈhärt-ˌwȯt-ər, -ˌwät- \

medical Definition of heartwater

: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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