/beuh bee"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n.
any protozoan of the genus Babesia, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals.
[1893; < NL, named after Victor Babes (1854-1926), Rumanian bacteriologist; see -IA]

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▪ protozoan genus
      genus of parasitic protozoans of the sporozoan subclass Coccidia. Babesia species are parasites of vertebrate blood cells. Transmitted by ticks, the species B. bigemina is responsible for tick fever of cattle. B. canis causes the sometimes fatal malignant jaundice (dog piroplasmosis).

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