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American dog tick

noun

Definition of AMERICAN DOG TICK

:  a common North American ixodid tick (Dermacentor variabilis) especially of dogs and humans that is an important vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia —called also dog tick

First Known Use of AMERICAN DOG TICK

1927

American dog tick

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMERICAN DOG TICK

:  a common North American ixodid tick of the genus Dermacentor (D. variabilis) especially of dogs and humans that is an important vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia—called also dog tick

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