black–legged tick noun
\ˈblak-ˈlegd-, -ˈlāgd-; -ˈleg-əd-, -ˈlā-gəd-\
: either of two ixodid ticks: a : deer tick b : a tick (Ixodes pacificus) of the western United States and British Columbia that is the vector of several diseases (as Lyme disease)
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