brown dog tick

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of brown dog tick

:a widely distributed reddish-brown tick (Rhipicephalus. sanguineus) that occurs chiefly on dogs and transmits several diseases (such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and canine babesiosis and ehrlichiosis)

First Known Use of brown dog tick

1907


Medical Dictionary

brown dog tick

noun

medical Definition of brown dog tick

:a widely distributed reddish brown tick of the genus Rhipicephalus (R. sanguineus) that occurs on dogs and other mammals and on some birds and that transmits canine babesiosis and possibly other diseases

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