Definition of Ixodidae
1. Noun. Hard ticks.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Acarina, Order Acarina
Member holonyms: Hard Tick, Ixodid, Genus Ixodes, Ixodes, Dermacentor, Genus Dermacentor
Medical Definition of Ixodidae
1. A family of ticks (order Acarina, suborder Ixodides), the so-called "hard" ticks, characterised by rigid body form, presence of a dorsal shield, and an anteriorly projecting capitulum. It includes the genera Ixodes, Hyalomma, Amblyomma, Boophilus, Margaropus, Dermacentor, Haemaphysalis, and Rhipicephalus, species of which transmit many important human and animal diseases and cause tick paralysis; they occasionally attack man, a few habitually so. Origin: G. Ixodes, sticky (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ixodidae
Literary usage of Ixodidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1908)
"On six new species of ixodidae, including a second species of the new genus ... during their work on the ixodidae in collaboration with the aforementioned. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Reptiles are infested as well as mammals, and it is no uncommon thing to find specimens of ixodidae of various kinds adherent to tortoises, ..."