Pronunciation: (bu-bē"zē-ō'sis), [key]
—n. Vet. Pathol.
any of several tick-borne diseases of cattle, dogs, horses, sheep, and swine, caused by a babesia protozoan and characterized by fever and languor. Also,bab•e•si•a•sisPronunciation: (bab"i-sī'u-sis, -zī'-, bā"bu-). [key]Also called piroplasmosis. Cf. tick fever.
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