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Ixodes scapularis   Listen
Ixodes scapularis

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: black-legged tick.






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



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