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deer tick

noun

Simple Definition of deer tick

  • : a very small insect found in the eastern U.S. and in Canada that usually feeds on deer and that can give the person or animal it bites various diseases (such as Lyme disease)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deer tick

  1. :  an ixodid tick (Ixodes scapularis syn. I. dammini) of the eastern United States and Canada that transmits the bacterium causing Lyme disease —called also black-legged tick

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1982

First Known Use of deer tick

1982

Rhymes with deer tick

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Medical Dictionary

deer tick

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noun \ˈdi(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of deer tick

  1. :  a tick of the genus Ixodes (I. scapularis synonym I. dammini) that transmits the bacterium causing Lyme disease



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