sheep ked
noun Etymology: sheep + ked sheep ked, of unknown origin Date: 1925 a wingless bloodsucking dipteran fly (Melophagus ovinus) that feeds chiefly on sheep and is a vector of sheep trypanosomiasis — called also sheep tick

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sheep ked — n a wingless bloodsucking hippoboscid fly of the genus Melophagus (M. ovinus) that feeds chiefly on sheep and is a vector of sheep trypanosomiasis called also ked, sheep tick …   Medical dictionary

  • sheep ked — [ked] n. [ked < ?] SHEEP TICK …   English World dictionary

  • sheep ked — noun wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle • Syn: ↑sheep tick, ↑sheep tick, ↑Melophagus Ovinus • Hypernyms: ↑louse fly, ↑hippoboscid • Member Holonyms: ↑Meloph …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheep ked — sheeptick. * * * …   Universalium

  • sheep bug — sheep bug, = sheep ked. (Cf. ↑sheep ked) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ked — ˈked noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : sheep ked …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheep-louse — sheepˈ louse noun (pl sheepˈ lice) 1. A louse (genus Trichodectes) that infests sheep 2. Loosely, a sheep ked • • • Main Entry: ↑sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheep tick — n 1) SHEEP KED 2) CASTOR BEAN TICK …   Medical dictionary

  • sheep tick — noun 1. parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete • Syn: ↑sheep tick, ↑Ixodes ricinus • Hypernyms: ↑hard tick, ↑ixodid •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • KED — Kendrick extrication device * * * ked ked n SHEEP KED * * * (ked) the sheep tick, Melophagus ovinus …   Medical dictionary

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