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Meaning of babesia

ba•be•sia

Pronunciation: (bu-bē'zhu, -zhē-u, -zē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. any protozoan of the genus Babesia, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals.
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