Ixodidae

noun plural
Ix·​od·​i·​dae | \ ik-ˈsäd-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Ixodidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Ixodidae

: a family of ticks (as the deer tick, American dog tick, and lone star tick) that have a hard outer shell and feed on two or three hosts during the life cycle

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“Ixodidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ixodidae. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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