brown dog tick

noun

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)

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Pritt, with the Mayo Clinic, said Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread primarily through the American dog tick, as well as the brown dog tick, which are both found in Kentucky. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "A tick gave a toddler a rare and deadly disease. Here’s what his parents want you to know.," 4 June 2019 Pritt, with the Mayo Clinic, said Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread primarily through the American dog tick, as well as the brown dog tick, which are both found in Kentucky. al.com, "What is Rocky Mountain spotted fever? Ticks spread rare, deadly disease," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of brown dog tick

1907, in the meaning defined above

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brown dog tick

noun

Medical Definition of brown dog tick

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

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