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lone star tick

noun

Definition of LONE STAR TICK

:  an ixodid tick (Amblyomma americanum) of the southern, central, and eastern United States that attacks mammals and birds, is a vector of several diseases (as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis), and in which the adult female has a single white spot on the back

First Known Use of LONE STAR TICK

1896

lone star tick

noun \ˈlōn-ˈstär-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LONE STAR TICK

:  an ixodid tick of the genus Amblyomma (A. americanum) of the southern, central, and eastern United States that attacks mammals and birds, is a vector of several diseases (as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis), and in which the adult female has a single white spot on the back

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