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

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  • 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 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

  • 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 — 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

  • dog tick — noun Date: circa 1552 American dog tick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dog health — Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with bandaged foot …   Wikipedia

  • Tick paralysis — Infobox Disease Name = Tick paralysis Caption = DiseasesDB = 31779 ICD10 = ICD10|T|63|4|t|51 ICD9 = ICD9|989.5 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001359 eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D013985 Tick paralysis is the only tick borne disease that …   Wikipedia

  • tick — tick1 /tik/, n. 1. a slight, sharp, recurring click, tap, or beat, as of a clock. 2. Chiefly Brit. Informal. a moment or instant. 3. a small dot, mark, check, or electronic signal, as used to mark off an item on a list, serve as a reminder, or… …   Universalium

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