cattle tick
noun Date: 1869 either of two ixodid ticks (Boophilus annulatus and B. microplus) that infest cattle and transmit the protozoan which causes Texas fever

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  • cattle tick — n either of two ixodid ticks of the genus Boophilus (B. annulatus and B. microplus) that infest cattle and transmit the protozoan which causes Texas fever * * * any tick that parasitizes cattle, such as species of Boophilus or Rhipicephalus …   Medical dictionary

  • cattle tick — noun : a tick (Boophilus annulatus) infesting cattle in the warmer parts of the United States and in tropical America and transmitting the parasite that causes Texas fever; broadly : any of several other ticks attacking cattle especially in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cattle tick — a dark brown tick, Boophilus annulatus, that infests cattle and is a vector for parasitic diseases of cattle, as babesiosis. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cattle tick — I. /ˈkætl tɪk/ (say katl tik) noun a tick found in Qld, north eastern NSW, NT and WA, rare on dogs but attacks cattle, introducing parasites into the blood. II. /ˈkætl tɪk/ (say katl tik) noun Colloquial (derogatory) a Catholic …   Australian English dictionary

  • cattle tick — cat′tle tick n. vet ivt any tick of the genus Boophilus that is a vector for the protozoans that cause Texas fever • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Cattle tick — Catholic(s) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cattle tick — Australian Slang Catholic(s) …   English dialects glossary

  • cattle tick fever — n. TEXAS FEVER * * * …   Universalium

  • cattle-tick fever — n TEXAS FEVER …   Medical dictionary

  • cattle tick fever — n. TEXAS FEVER …   English World dictionary

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