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(Animals) any of various ticks of the family Ixodidae
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|Noun||1.||ixodid - ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head|
tick - any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
Ixodes neotomae - a tick that usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to dusky-footed wood rats
Ixodes pacificus, western black-legged tick - a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis - 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)
Ixodes ricinus, sheep tick, sheep-tick - 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
Ixodes persulcatus - bites humans; a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
Ixodes dentatus - usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats
Ixodes spinipalpis - usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats
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