sheep-tick


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Noun1.sheep-tick - wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattlesheep-tick - 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
2.sheep-tick - parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humanssheep-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
genus Ixodes, Ixodes - type genus of the family Ixodidae