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ba·be·sia

 (bə-bē′zhə)
n.
A genus of parasitic sporozoans of the family Babesiidae that infect the red blood cells of humans and of animals such as dogs, cattle, and sheep.

[New Latin Babesia, genus name, after Victor Babeş (1854-1926), Romanian bacteriologist.]

Babesia

(bəˈbiːzɪə)
n
any of several species of parasite that affect humans and animals, esp Babesia bigemina, which causes fever in cattle

ba•be•sia

(bəˈbi 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.
[< New Latin (1893), after Victor Babeş (1854–1926), Romanian bacteriologist; see -ia]