deer tick


deer tick

noun

: 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)

Full Definition of DEER TICK

:  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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First Known Use of DEER TICK

1982

deer tick

noun \ˈdi(ə)r-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEER TICK

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

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