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Sheep tick   /ʃip tɪk/   Listen
Sheep tick

noun
1.
Wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle.  Synonyms: Melophagus Ovinus, sheep-tick, sheep ked.
2.
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.  Synonyms: Ixodes ricinus, sheep-tick.






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Words linked to "Sheep tick" :   sheep-tick, louse fly, genus Melophagus, Ixodes ricinus, ixodid, sheep ked, hippoboscid, Melophagus, Ixodes, genus Ixodes, hard tick



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