Dermacentor

noun
Der·​ma·​cen·​tor | \ ˈdər-mə-ˌsent-ər How to pronounce Dermacentor (audio) \

Medical Definition of Dermacentor

: a large widely distributed genus of ornate ticks of the family Ixodidae including a number that attack humans and other mammals and several that are vectors of important diseases (as Rocky Mountain spotted fever)

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