cattle tick

noun

Definition of cattle tick 

: either of two ixodid ticks (Boophilus annulatus and B. microplus) that infest cattle and transmit the protozoan which causes Texas fever

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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cattle tick

noun

Medical Definition of cattle tick 

: either of two ixodid ticks of the genus Boophilus (B. annulatus and B. microplus) that infest cattle and transmit the protozoan which causes Texas fever

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