turicata

noun
tu·​ri·​ca·​ta | \ ˌtu̇rəˈkätə \
plural -s

Definition of turicata

: an argasid tick (Ornithodoros turicata) of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. that is a pest on hogs and cattle and sometimes transmits relapsing fever to man

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History and Etymology for turicata

Mexican Spanish

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“Turicata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turicata. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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