ixodid

adjective
ix·​o·​did | \ ˈik-sə-ˌdid How to pronounce ixodid (audio) , ik-ˈsō-dəd How to pronounce ixodid (audio) \

Definition of ixodid

: of or relating to a family (Ixodidae) of ticks (such as the deer tick and American dog tick) having a hard outer shell and feeding on usually three hosts during the life cycle

Other Words from ixodid

ixodid noun

First Known Use of ixodid

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ixodid

ultimately from Greek ixōdēs sticky, from ixos birdlime

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The first known use of ixodid was circa 1909

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“Ixodid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ixodid. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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ixodid

adjective
ixo·​did | \ ik-ˈsäd-id How to pronounce ixodid (audio) , -ˈsōd- How to pronounce ixodid (audio) \

Medical Definition of ixodid

: of or relating to the family Ixodidae ixodid ticks

Other Words from ixodid

ixodid noun

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