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Rhipicephalus

noun Rhipi·ceph·a·lus \ ˌrip-ə-ˈsef-ə-ləs \

medical Definition of Rhipicephalus

: a large and widely distributed genus of ixodid ticks that are parasitic on many mammals and some birds and include vectors of serious diseases (as babesiosis of canines and east coast fever)

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