ixodid
adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek ixōdēs sticky, from ixos birdlime Date: circa 1909 of or relating to a family (Ixodidae) of ticks (as the deer tick and American dog tick) having a hard outer shell and feeding on usually three hosts during the life cycle • ixodid noun

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  • ixodid — n. a member of the {Ixodidae}, a family of ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head. Syn: hard tick. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ixodid — Common name for members of the family Ixodidae. * * * ixo·did ik säd id, sōd adj of or relating to the family Ixodidae <ixodid ticks> ixodid n * * * ix·o·did (ikґso did) 1. pertaining to or caused by ticks of the family Ixodidae. 2. a tick… …   Medical dictionary

  • ixodid — /ik sod id, soh did, ik seuh did/, n. 1. any of numerous ticks of the family Ixodidae, comprising the hard ticks. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Ixodidae. [1910 15; < NL Ixodidae name of the family, equiv. to Ixod(es) genus name (… …   Universalium

  • ixodid — noun Any of various ticks of the family Ixodidae …   Wiktionary

  • ixòdid — i|xò|did Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • ixodid — n. hard shelled tick belonging to the family Ixodidae …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ixodid — ix·odid …   English syllables

  • ixodid — noun ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head • Syn: ↑hard tick • Hypernyms: ↑tick • Hyponyms: ↑Ixodes dammini, ↑deer tick, ↑Ixodes neotomae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tick — For other uses, see Tick (disambiguation). Ticks Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • ixodiasis — Skin lesions caused by the bites of ixodid ticks. * * * n. any disease caused by the presence of tick. * * * ix·o·di·a·sis (ik″so diґə sis) 1. any disease or lesion due to the bite of an ixodid tick. 2. infestation with ixodid ticks …   Medical dictionary

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