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1. See sheep ked.
2. A tick (Ixodes ricinus) that infests sheep and other vertebrates, including humans.
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1. (Animals) a tick, Ixodes ricinus, that is parasitic on sheep, cattle, and man and transmits the disease louping ill in sheep
2. (Animals) another name for sheep ked
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|Noun||1.||sheep tick - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle|
|2.||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|
hard tick, ixodid - ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
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