spinose ear tick

noun

spi·​nose ear tick ˈspī-ˌnōs- How to pronounce spinose ear tick (audio)
: an ear tick of the genus Otobius (O. megnini) of the southwestern United States and Mexico that is a serious pest of cattle, horses, sheep, and goats

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“Spinose ear tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spinose%20ear%20tick. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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