Medical Dictionary

American dog tick


American dog tick

noun

Definition of AMERICAN DOG TICK

:  a common North American ixodid tick of the genus Dermacentor (D. variabilis) especially of dogs and humans that is an important vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia—called also dog tick
March 01, 2015
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