ixodid


ix·o·did

adjective \ˈik-sə-ˌdid, ik-ˈsō-dəd\

Definition of IXODID

:  of or relating to a family (Ixodidae) of ticks (as the deer tick and American dog tick) having a hard outer shell and feeding on usually three hosts during the life cycle
ixodid noun

Origin of IXODID

ultimately from Greek ixōdēs sticky, from ixos birdlime
First Known Use: circa 1909

ixo·did

adjective \ik-ˈsäd-id, -ˈsōd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IXODID

: of or relating to the family Ixodidae <ixodid ticks>
ixodid noun

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