black-legged tick

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noun \ ˈblak-ˈlegd- , -ˈlāgd- ; -ˈle-gəd- , -ˈlā- \

Definition of black-legged tick

:either of two ixodid ticks:
b :a tick (Ixodes pacificus) of the western U.S. and British Columbia that is the vector of several diseases (such as Lyme disease)

First Known Use of black-legged tick

1944


Medical Dictionary

black-legged tick

noun \ ˈblak-ˈlegd-, -ˈlāgd-; -ˈleg-əd-, -ˈlā-gəd- \

medical Definition of black-legged tick

:either of two ixodid ticks:

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