Medical Dictionary

American dog tick

noun

Medical 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
April 25, 2015
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