n.1.(Zool.) A south American tick of the genus Amblyomma. There are several species, very troublesome to man and beast.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In regions that are now Angola and Mozambique, he documented an illness of humans following the bite of a tick, known regionally as the "tampan" or "carapato." This brief description was the first written account of tick-borne relapsing fever caused by B.