fowl tick

noun

Medical Definition of fowl tick

: any of several ticks of the genus Argas (as A. persicus) that attack fowl in the warmer parts of the world causing anemia and transmitting various diseases (as spirochetosis)

called also chicken tick

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“Fowl tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fowl%20tick. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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