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