black-legged tick
noun Date: 1944 either of two ixodid ticks: a. deer tick b. a tick (Ixodes pacificus) of the western United States and British Columbia that is the vector of several diseases (as Lyme disease)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • black-legged tick — blak legd , lāgd ; leg əd , lā gəd n : either of two ixodid ticks: a) deer tick b) a tick (Ixodes pacificus) of the western U.S. and British Columbia that is the vector of several diseases (as Lyme disease) * * * either of two species of Ixodes;… …   Medical dictionary

  • black-legged tick — noun parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick) • Syn: ↑Ixodes scapularis •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Western Black-Legged Tick — Ixodes scapularis Ixodes scapularis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • western black-legged tick — wes·tern black legged tick wes tərn blak .legd n a tick of the genus Ixodes (I. pacificus) that is a vector of Lyme disease and is found esp. in some parts of the Pacific coastal states of the U.S …   Medical dictionary

  • western black-legged tick — noun a tick that feeds on dusky footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California • Syn: ↑Ixodes pacificus • Hypernyms: ↑hard tick, ↑ixodid • Member Holonyms: ↑Ixodes,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tick — An acarine of the families Ixodidae (hard ticks) or Argasidae (soft ticks), which contain many bloodsucking species that are important pests of humans and domestic birds and mammals, and that probably exceed all other arthropods in the number and …   Medical dictionary

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

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

  • Bear tick — Ixodes scapularis Ixodes scapularis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Blacklegged tick — Ixodes scapularis Ixodes scapularis …   Wikipédia en Français

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