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

Examples of tick-borne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tick bites can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick-borne relapsing fever. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 18 June 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tick-borne was in 1921

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“Tick-borne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tick-borne. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

tick-borne

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