sheep ked


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sheep ked

 (kĕd)
n.
A wingless fly (Melophagus ovinus) that parasitizes sheep, causing skin irritations that cause damage to wool. Also called sheep tick.

sheep ked

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sheep tick

n
(Animals) a wingless dipterous fly, Melophagus ovinus, that is an external parasite of sheep: family Hippoboscidae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheep ked - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattlesheep ked - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle
hippoboscid, louse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals
genus Melophagus, Melophagus - an arthropod genus of wingless flies including the sheep ked
Translations
mélophage
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isolated from sheep blood (1), no flagella were observed by transmission electron microscopy of the 05-HO-1 human isolate, whereas the sheep ked isolate contains flagella.
The role of the sheep ked (Melophagus ovinus) in maintenance or transmission of C.
melophagi was recently isolated from a sheep ked (M.