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Ornithodoros

noun Or·ni·thod·o·ros \ ˌȯr-nə-ˈthäd-ə-rəs \

medical Definition of Ornithodoros

: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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