lone star tick
noun Date: 1896 an ixodid tick (Amblyomma americanum) of the southern, central, and eastern United States that attacks mammals and birds, is a vector of several diseases (as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis), and in which the adult female has a single white spot on the back

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  • lone star tick — lōn stär n an ixodid tick of the genus Amblyomma (A. americanum) of the southern, central, and eastern U.S. that attacks mammals and birds, is a vector of several diseases (as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis), and in which the adult …   Medical dictionary

  • lone star tick — noun : a widely distributed No. American ixodid tick (Amblyomma americanum) that attacks various mammals and is regarded as a potential spotted fever vector …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Southern tick-associated rash illness — Classification and external resources Lone Star ticks can be carriers of Southern tick associated rash illness. ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • gulf coast tick — noun Usage: usually capitalized G & often capitalized C Etymology: Gulf Coast, coastal area along the Gulf of Mexico : a tick (Amblyomma maculatum) of the southern United States that is related to the lone star tick and that is often destructive… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Lyme disease microbiology — Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is caused by Gram negative spirochetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia , which has at least 37 known species, 12 of which are Lyme related, and an unknown number of genomic strains. Borrelia species known to cause… …   Wikipedia

  • Amblyomma americanum — Taxobox name = Lone Star Tick image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Arachnida ordo = Acarina subordo = Parasitiformes superfamilia = Ixodoidea familia = Ixodidae genus = Amblyomma species = A. americanum binomial =… …   Wikipedia

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