seed tick

noun

: 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, 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, 23 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seed tick was in 1705

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“Seed tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seed%20tick. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

seed tick

noun
: the 6-legged larva of a tick
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