Wood tick
Wood tick Wood" tick` (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of ticks of the genus {Ixodes} whose young cling to bushes, but quickly fasten themselves upon the bodies of any animal with which they come in contact. When they attach themselves to the human body they often produce troublesome sores. The common species of the Northern United States is {Ixodes unipunctata}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wood tick — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood tick — n any of several ixodid ticks: as a) ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOOD TICK b) AMERICAN DOG TICK * * * Dermacentor andersoni …   Medical dictionary

  • wood tick — noun common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia • Syn: ↑American dog tick, ↑Dermacentor variabilis • Hypernyms: ↑hard tick, ↑ixodid • Member Holonyms: ↑Dermacentor, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood tick — noun Date: 1668 any of several ixodid ticks: as a. a widely distributed tick (Dermacentor andersonii) of western North America that is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever b. American dog tick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wood tick. — See American dog tick. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • wood tick. — See American dog tick. [1660 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rocky Mountain wood tick — n a widely distributed wood tick of the genus Dermacentor (D. andersoni) of western No. America that is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and sometimes causes tick paralysis * * * Dermacentor andersoni …   Medical dictionary

  • rocky mountain wood tick — noun Usage: usually capitalized R&M : a widely distributed wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni) of western No. America that is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and sometimes causes tick paralysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wood — Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood acid — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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