1893; < New Latin, named after Victor Babeş (1854–1926), Romanian bacteriologist; see -ia (Source: dictionary.com)
Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Babesia from the name of Victor Babeş, Romanian microbiologist, who first described the organisms in 1888 + -ia. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Babesia
any protozoan of the genus Babesia, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals.
A genus of parasitic sporozoans of the family Babesiidae that infect the red blood cells of humans and of animals such as dogs, cattle, and sheep.
A genus of protozoans of the group Apicomplexa, the members of which are parasites of invertebrates and vertebrates causing babesiosis in domestic and wild mammals (and occasionally in humans); (also babesia) a protozoan of this genus.
Example sentences for Babesia
In spite of the detailed study which it has received, the life cycle of Babesia bovis has not been satisfactorily worked out.
In Babesia canis, Christopher observed developmental stages in the tick.