Definitions for babesiosisbəˌbi ziˈoʊ sɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ba•be•si•o•sisbəˌbi ziˈoʊ sɪs(n.)
any of several tick-borne diseases of cattle, dogs, horses, sheep, and swine, caused by babesias and characterized by fever and languor.
Category: Veterinary Science
Origin of babesiosis:
A malaria-like parasitic disease caused by Babesia, a genus of protozoa.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A group of tick-borne diseases of mammals including ZOONOSES in humans. They are caused by protozoa of the genus BABESIA, which parasitize erythrocytes, producing hemolysis. In the U.S., the organism's natural host is mice and transmission is by the deer tick IXODES SCAPULARIS.