Ornithodoros

noun

Or·​ni·​thod·​o·​ros ˌȯr-nə-ˈthäd-ə-rəs How to pronounce Ornithodoros (audio)
: a genus of ticks of the family Argasidae containing forms that act as carriers of relapsing fever as well as of Q fever

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“Ornithodoros.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ornithodoros. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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