Definitions for babesiabəˈbi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ba•be•siabəˈbi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə(n.)(pl.)-sias.
any protozoan of the genus Babesia, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals.
Origin of babesia:
< NL (1893), after Victor Babeş (1854–1926), Romanian bacteriologist; see -ia
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of tick-borne protozoan parasites that infests the red blood cells of mammals, including humans. There are many recognized species, and the distribution is world-wide.