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black–legged tick

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

Definition of black–legged tick

  1. :  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)



1944

First Known Use of black–legged tick

1944


Medical Dictionary

black–legged tick

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noun \ˈblak-ˈlegd-, -ˈlāgd-; -ˈleg-əd-, -ˈlā-gəd-\

Medical Definition of black–legged tick

  1. :  either of two ixodid ticks:a:  deer tickb:  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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