miana bug

noun, often capitalized M mi·a·na bug \ˈmēəˌnā-\

Definition of miana bug

  1. :  chicken tick; also :  a closely related Asiatic tick (Argas mianensis) that has been implicated as a vector of relapsing fever

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Origin and Etymology of miana bug

from Mianeh, town in Azerbaijan, Iran

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