deer tick

noun
Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of deer tick

: an ixodid tick (Ixodes scapularis synonym I. dammini) of the eastern U.S. and Canada that transmits the bacterium causing Lyme disease called also black-legged tick

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First Known Use of deer tick

1982

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DEER TICK Defined for English Language Learners

deer tick

Definition of deer tick for English Language Learners

  • : a very small insect found in the eastern U.S. and in Canada that usually feeds on deer and that can give the person or animal it bites various diseases (such as Lyme disease)


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deer tick

noun \ ˈdi(ə)r- \

medical Definition of deer tick

: a tick of the genus Ixodes (I. scapularis synonym I. dammini) that transmits the bacterium causing Lyme disease

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