Babesiidae

A family of protozoan parasites (class Sporozoea, order Piroplasmida) occurring in the red blood cells of various mammals. The organisms are piriform, round, or oval and reproduce by schizogony to form tetrads or by binary fission to form pairs in the red blood cells; transmission is effected by ticks. The family includes the genera Babesia, Echinozoon, and Entopolypoides; Aegyptianella, formerly included, is now thought to be a rickettsia. SEE ALSO: Theileriidae.

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Ba·be·si·i·dae .bab-ə-'zī-ə-.dē, -'zē- n pl a family of the order Haemosporidia comprising minute protozoan parasites of mammalian red blood cells that are transmitted from host to host by the bite of a tick intermediate host and cause some destructive diseases of domestic animals see BABESIA

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  • Babesiidae — noun piroplasms and cattle pathogens • Syn: ↑family Babesiidae • Hypernyms: ↑protoctist family • Member Holonyms: ↑Haemosporidia, ↑order Haemosporidia • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • babesiidae — ba·be·si·i·dae …   English syllables

  • family Babesiidae — noun piroplasms and cattle pathogens • Syn: ↑Babesiidae • Hypernyms: ↑protoctist family • Member Holonyms: ↑Haemosporidia, ↑order Haemosporidia • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Babesia — The economically most important genus of the protozoan family Babesiidae; characterized by multiplication in host red blood cells to form pairs and tetrads; it causes babesiosis (piroplasmosis) in most types of domestic animals, and two species… …   Medical dictionary

  • genus Babesia — noun type genus of the family Babesiidae • Syn: ↑genus Piroplasma • Hypernyms: ↑protoctist genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Babesiidae, ↑family Babesiidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Piroplasma — noun type genus of the family Babesiidae • Syn: ↑genus Babesia • Hypernyms: ↑protoctist genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Babesiidae, ↑family Babesiidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • ПИРОПЛАЗМИДОЗЫ — пироплазмидозы, инвазионные болезни животных, вызываемые простейшими — эндоглобулярными паразитами крови, относящимися к отряду Piroplasmida. Отряд объединяет паразитов двух семейств: Babesiidae и Theileriidae. Группу болезней, вызываемых… …   Ветеринарный энциклопедический словарь

  • BABESIA — (син.: Piroplasma, Piroscma, Apiosoma), кровепаразиты крупного и мелкого скота, принадлежащие к типу Protozoa, классу Sporozoa, подкл. Coccidiomorpha, порядку Coccidiidea, подпорядку Piroplasmi dea, сем. Babesiidae. Отношение к другим споровикам …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • Haemosporidia — noun an order in the subclass Telosporidia • Syn: ↑order Haemosporidia • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Telosporidia, ↑subclass Telosporidia • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Haemosporidia — noun an order in the subclass Telosporidia • Syn: ↑Haemosporidia • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Telosporidia, ↑subclass Telosporidia • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

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