wood tick
noun Date: 1668 any of several ixodid ticks: as a. a widely distributed tick (Dermacentor andersonii) of western North America that is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever b. American dog tick

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  • Wood tick — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood tick — n any of several ixodid ticks: as a) ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOOD TICK b) AMERICAN DOG TICK * * * Dermacentor andersoni …   Medical dictionary

  • Wood tick — (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ticks of the genus {Ixodes} whose young cling to bushes, but quickly fasten themselves upon the bodies of any animal with which they come in contact. When they attach themselves to the human body they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood tick — noun common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia • Syn: ↑American dog tick, ↑Dermacentor variabilis • Hypernyms: ↑hard tick, ↑ixodid • Member Holonyms: ↑Dermacentor, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood tick. — See American dog tick. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • wood tick. — See American dog tick. [1660 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rocky Mountain wood tick — n a widely distributed wood tick of the genus Dermacentor (D. andersoni) of western No. America that is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and sometimes causes tick paralysis * * * Dermacentor andersoni …   Medical dictionary

  • rocky mountain wood tick — noun Usage: usually capitalized R&M : a widely distributed wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni) of western No. America that is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and sometimes causes tick paralysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wood — Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood acid — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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