Hyalomma

noun

Hy·​a·​lom·​ma ˌhī-ə-ˈläm-ə How to pronounce Hyalomma (audio)
: a genus of Old World ticks that attack wild and domestic mammals and sometimes humans, produce severe lesions by their bites, and often serve as vectors of viral and protozoal diseases (as east coast fever)

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“Hyalomma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hyalomma. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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