Definition of Black-legged tick

1. 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).

Exact synonyms: Ixodes Scapularis
Generic synonyms: Hard Tick, Ixodid
Group relationships: Genus Ixodes, Ixodes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black-legged Tick

black-fronted bush shrike
black-grouse
black-haired
black-handed gibbon
black-handed gibbons
black-headed gull
black-headed gulls
black-headed snake
black-hearted
black-hole
black-hooded antshrike
black-hooded antshrikes
black-house
black-ice
black-jack
black-legged tick (current term)
black-letter
black-letter law
black-market
black-marketing
black-mouthed
black-necked cobra
black-necked grebe
black-necked screamer
black-necked screamers
black-necked stilt
black-necked stork
black-necked swan
black-necked swans
black-on-black

Literary usage of Black-legged tick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Laboratory Guide to the Study of Parasitology by William Brodbeck Herms (1913)
"... is the black legged tick or American castor bean tick; the scutum is chestnut colored as in the Texas fever tick, but the body has the shape of a castor ..."

2. A Laboratory Guide to the Study of Parasitology by William Brodbeck Herms (1913)
"... is the black legged tick or American castor bean tick; the scutum is chestnut colored as in the Texas fever tick, but the body has the shape of a castor ..."

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