seed tick


Definition of seed tick

: the 6-legged larva of a tick

Examples of seed tick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While seed ticks are smaller than regular ticks, they cannot be simply wiped or flicked off the body. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Why All Parents Need to Be on the Lookout for "Seed Ticks" This Summer," 12 May 2017 The second most common tick is the lone star tick, also known as the seed tick, turkey tick or deer tick. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Tick season: What you need to know to keep yourself, and your dog, safe," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of seed tick

1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Seed tick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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Medical Definition of seed tick

: the 6-legged larva of a tick

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