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.
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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
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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
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Translations
mélophage
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Sheep ked is a flightless insect parasite that infests the skin of sheep and hides in the wool.
melophagi strain K-2C isolated from a sheep ked (M.
In fitting with the presentation-by-topic style, Lehane eases the presentation by discussing the groups of insects by behavioral methodology, including temporary ectoparasites, such as tabanids, mosquitoes and blood-feeding bugs, permanent ectoparasites, such as lice and the sheep ked; and periodic ectoparasites, such as many of the fleas and the Pupipara.