Definition of Babesiidae
1. Noun. Piroplasms and cattle pathogens.
Generic synonyms: Protoctist Family
Group relationships: Haemosporidia, Order Haemosporidia
Member holonyms: Genus Babesia, Genus Piroplasma, Piroplasm
Medical Definition of Babesiidae
1. 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 in shape 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: Theileriidae. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Babesiidae
Literary usage of Babesiidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"Sei- delin, in 1909, described a parasite belonging to the Babesiidae in the blood and organs of yellow fever patients, ..."
2. Atlas und Lehrbuch wichtiger tierischer Parasiten und ihrer Überträger: Mit by Rudolf Otto Neumann, Martin Mayer (1914)
"... System der Babesiidae (modifiziert nach Castellani u. Chalmers). A. Protoplasma leicht sichtbar. ..."