Medical Dictionary

western black–legged tick

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noun wes·tern black–legged tick \ˈwes-tərn-ˈblak-ˌlegd-\

Medical Definition of western black–legged tick

  1. :  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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