American dog tick

noun

Definition of American dog tick 

: a common North American ixodid tick (Dermacentor variabilis) especially of dogs and humans that is an important vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia

called also dog tick

First Known Use of American dog tick

1902, in the meaning defined above

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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

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