ked

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Related to sheep keds: Melophagus Ovinus

ked

 (kĕd)
n.
Any of various blood-feeding often wingless flies of the family Hippoboscidae that are parasitic on sheep, deer, and other animals.

[Origin unknown.]

ked

(kɛd)
n
(Animals) See sheep ked
[C16: of unknown origin]
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melophagi and sheep keds may be a vector for their transmission among sheep.
Sheep keds are wingless and live amongst the fleece.
It feeds on sheep blood, and feces from sheep keds can accumulate in the wool of sheep.