winter tick

noun

Medical Definition of winter tick

: an ixodid tick of the genus Dermacentor (D. albipictus) that is actively parasitic during the winter months on domestic and big-game animals in parts of Canada and the northern and western United States

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“Winter tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/winter%20tick. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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