Der·​ma·​cen·​tor ˈdər-mə-ˌsent-ər How to pronounce Dermacentor (audio)
: 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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“Dermacentor.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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