from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An infectious disease of cattle first identified in Texas, characterized by high fever, anemia, and emaciation and caused by a parasitic protozoan (Babesia bigemina) that is transmitted by cattle ticks.

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  • n. a tick-borne disease of cattle

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

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

  • n. an infectious disease of cattle transmitted by the cattle tick


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