lone star tick

noun

Definition of lone star tick

  1. :  an ixodid tick (Amblyomma americanum) of the southern, central, and eastern U.S. that attacks mammals and birds, is a vector of several diseases (such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis), and in which the adult female has a single white spot on the back

1896

First Known Use of lone star tick

1896


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lone star tick

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noun \ˈlōn-ˈstär-\

Medical Definition of lone star tick

  1. :  an ixodid tick of the genus Amblyomma (A. americanum) of the southern, central, and eastern United States that attacks mammals and birds, is a vector of several diseases (as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis), and in which the adult female has a single white spot on the back


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