black-legged tick


black–legged tick

noun \ˈblak-ˈlegd-, -ˈlāgd-; -ˈle-gəd-, -ˈlā-\

Definition of BLACK-LEGGED TICK

:  either of two ixodid ticks:
a :  deer tick
b :  a tick (Ixodes pacificus) of the western United States and British Columbia that is the vector of several diseases (as Lyme disease)

First Known Use of BLACK-LEGGED TICK

1944

black–legged tick

noun \ˈblak-ˈlegd-, -ˈlāgd-; -ˈleg-əd-, -ˈlā-gəd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLACK–LEGGED TICK

: either of two ixodid ticks: a : deer tick b : a tick (Ixodes pacificus) of the western United States and British Columbia that is the vector of several diseases (as Lyme disease)

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