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

Examples of cattle tick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Asian longhorned tick, also known as the cattle tick or bush tick, was found in northern New Castle County in late June, according to a Wednesday press release from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. USA TODAY, "Momoa at Mauna Kea, Confederate context, Guthrie garbage tribute: News from around our 50 states," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cattle tick

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Cattle tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cattle%20tick. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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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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