from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An infectious disease of cattle first identified in Texas, characterized by high fever, anemia, and emaciation and caused by parasitic protozoans of the genus Babesia that are transmitted by cattle ticks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A specific fever communicated by apparently healthy cattle living within a certain permanently infected area, including the greater part of the southern United States, to cattle north of this area when the former are taken north during the warm season of the year.

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  • noun pathology a tick-borne disease of cattle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an infectious disease of cattle transmitted by the cattle tick


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