dog tick
noun Date: circa 1552 American dog tick

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dog tick — n any of several ticks infesting dogs and commonly other animals: as a) AMERICAN DOG TICK b) an Australian tick of the genus Ixodes (I. holocyclus) that chiefly infests native marsupials and that may cause respiratory paralysis in dogs or humans… …   Medical dictionary

  • dog-tick — dogˈ tick noun • • • Main Entry: ↑dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog tick — noun : any of several ticks infesting dogs and commonly other animals: as a. : american dog tick b. : lone star tick c. : a common European tick (Ixodes ricinus) that is a vector of canine piroplasmosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog tick — any of a variety of ticks, as the American dog tick, that commonly infest dogs and may transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tularemia to humans. See illus. under tick. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • American dog tick — n a common No. American ixodid tick of the genus Dermacentor (D. variabilis) esp. of dogs and humans that is an important vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia called also dog tick * * * Dermacentor variabilis …   Medical dictionary

  • American dog tick — noun Date: 1927 a common North American ixodid tick (Dermacentor variabilis) especially of dogs and humans that is an important vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia called also dog tick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brown dog tick — n a widely distributed reddish brown tick of the genus Rhipicephalus (R. sanguineus) that occurs on dogs and other mammals and on some birds and that transmits canine babesiosis and possibly other diseases * * * Rhipicephalus sanguineus …   Medical dictionary

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

  • American dog tick — a common tick, Dermacentor variabilis, that is the vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the eastern U.S. and also carries tularemia. Also called wood tick. * * * …   Universalium

  • brown dog tick — noun a tick found mainly in inland areas of Qld, WA, NSW and Victoria; carries a wide range of infectious diseases …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”