dog tick

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of dog tick

:any of several ticks commonly infesting dogs: such as

First Known Use of dog tick

1909


Medical Dictionary

dog tick

noun

medical Definition of dog tick

:any of several ticks infesting dogs and commonly other animals: as
b :an Australian tick of the genus Ixodes (I. holocyclus) that chiefly infests native marsupials and that may cause respiratory paralysis in dogs or humans by its bite

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