Rocky Mountain wood tick

noun

: a widely distributed wood tick of the genus Dermacentor (D. andersoni) of western North America that is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and sometimes causes tick paralysis

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“Rocky Mountain wood tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Rocky%20Mountain%20wood%20tick. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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