western black-legged tick

noun
wes·​tern black-legged tick | \ ˈwes-tərn-ˈblak-ˌlegd- How to pronounce western black-legged tick (audio) \

Medical Definition of western black-legged tick

: a tick of the genus Ixodes (I. pacificus) that is found in the western U.S. and British Columbia and is a vector of several diseases (such as Lyme disease)

called also black-legged tick

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“Western black-legged tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/western%20black-legged%20tick. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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