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[ik-sod-id, -soh-did, ik-suh-did] /ɪkˈsɒd ɪd, -ˈsoʊ dɪd, ˈɪk sə dɪd/
any of numerous ticks of the family Ixodidae, comprising the hard ticks.
belonging or pertaining to the family Ixodidae.
Origin of ixodid
1910-15; < New Latin Ixodidae name of the family, equivalent to Ixod(es) genus name (< Greek ixṓdēs like birdlime, sticky, clammy, equivalent to ix(ós) birdlime + -ōdēs -ode1) + -idae -idae; see -id2 Unabridged
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  • Theiler has determined that it is transmitted by an ixodid tick, Margaropus decoloratus.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • Numerous species of tick (ixodid) have been more or less fully described.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The ixodid comprise the ticks which attach themselves to cattle, hogs, and man, and are not at all uncommon objects.

  • Probably several other species of ixodid, known to infest other animals, behave in the same way.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • In habits and life history the typical ixodid differ greatly from the Argasid.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • As mere parasites of man, apart from their power to transmit disease, the ixodid are much less important than the Argasid.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
ixodid in Medicine

ixodid ix·od·id (ĭk-sŏd'ĭd, -sō'dĭd)
A member of the family Ixodidae.

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