bont tick

noun

: a southern African tick of the genus Amblyomma (A. hebraeum) that attacks livestock, birds, and sometimes humans and transmits heartwater of sheep, goats, and cattle
broadly : any African tick of the genus Amblyomma

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“Bont tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bont%20tick. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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