tropical horse tick

noun

: 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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“Tropical horse tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tropical%20horse%20tick. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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