tick-borne

adjective \ ˈtik-ˌbȯrn \

Definition of tick-borne

: capable of being transmitted by the bites of ticks
  • tick-borne encephalitis

First Known Use of tick-borne

1921


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tick-borne

adjective \ ˈtik-ˌbō(ə)rn, -ˌbȯ(ə)rn \

medical Definition of tick-borne

: capable of being transmitted by the bites of ticks
  • tick-borne encephalitis

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