Medical Dictionary

tropical horse tick

noun

Medical Definition of tropical horse tick

  1. :  an ixodid tick (Anocenter nitens synonym Dermacentor nitens) that is common in the American tropics, has been found in southern Texas and in Florida, and transmits a causative agent (Babesia caballi) of equine piroplasmosis


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