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Black-legged tick   /blæk-lˈɛgəd tɪk/   Listen
Black-legged tick

noun
1.
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).  Synonym: Ixodes scapularis.



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Words linked to "Black-legged tick" :   ixodid, Ixodes scapularis, Ixodes, hard tick, genus Ixodes, western black-legged tick



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