sheep ked

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noun \ˈshēp-ˌked\

Definition of sheep ked

  1. :  a wingless bloodsucking dipteran fly (Melophagus ovinus) that feeds chiefly on sheep and is a vector of sheep trypanosomiasis —called also sheep tick

Origin and Etymology of sheep ked

sheep + ked sheep ked, of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1925


Medical Dictionary

sheep ked

noun

Medical Definition of sheep ked

  1. :  a wingless bloodsucking hippoboscid fly of the genus Melophagus (M. ovinus) that feeds chiefly on sheep and is a vector of sheep trypanosomiasis—called also ked, sheep tick


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