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A wingless fly (Melophagus ovinus) that parasitizes sheep, causing skin irritations that cause damage to wool. Also called sheep tick.
(Animals) a wingless dipterous fly, Melophagus ovinus, that is an external parasite of sheep: family Hippoboscidae
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|Noun||1.||sheep ked - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle|