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ixodid

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adjective ix·o·did \ˈik-sə-ˌdid, ik-ˈsō-dəd\

Definition of ixodid

  1. :  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


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ixodid

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adjective ixo·did \ik-ˈsäd-id, -ˈsōd-\

Medical Definition of ixodid

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

ixodid noun



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ixodid"


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