Definition of Sheep-tick

1. Noun. Wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle.

Exact synonyms: Melophagus Ovinus, Sheep Ked, Sheep Tick
Generic synonyms: Hippoboscid, Louse Fly
Group relationships: Genus Melophagus, Melophagus



2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Ixodes Ricinus, Sheep Tick
Generic synonyms: Hard Tick, Ixodid
Group relationships: Genus Ixodes, Ixodes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheep-tick

sheep's sorrel
sheep-dip
sheep-dipped
sheep-dipping
sheep-dips
sheep-faced
sheep-headed
sheep-like
sheep-pox
sheep-pox virus
sheep-run
sheep-shagger
sheep-shaggers
sheep-split
sheep-splits
sheep-tick (current term)
sheep bell
sheep botfly
sheep bots
sheep dip
sheep diseases
sheep dog
sheep fescue
sheep frog
sheep gadfly
sheep ked
sheep laurel
sheep louse
sheep pen
sheep plant

Literary usage of Sheep-tick

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

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"A sheep-tick. So Fag-water, water mixed with mercury (arsenic) and soft-soap, in which sheep are dipped to kill the ticks. FAIRLY, adv. ..."

2. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"The young of the sheep tick leave the body of the female ready to pupate. ... Swingle regards about four months as the average life of a sheep tick and that ..."

3. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"The most important species is the sheep tick or sheep louse fly, ... The young of the sheep tick leave the body of the female ready to pupate. ..."

4. Sheep Diseases by Eustace Thurman Baker (1916)
"In the sheep raising section on the western range only five parasites are common; two external, the common scab mite and the sheep tick; three internal, ..."

5. Management and Feeding of Sheep by Thomas Shaw (1914)
"The sheep tick is more or less in evidence wherever sheep are kept on this continent ... The sheep tick propagates by means of the eggs laid by the females. ..."

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