Medical Dictionary

deer tick

noun \ˈdi(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of DEER TICK

:  a tick of the genus Ixodes (I. scapularis synonym I. dammini) that transmits the bacterium causing Lyme disease

Illustration of DEER TICK


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears