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ixodid

[ik-sod-id, -soh-did, ik-suh-did]
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noun
  1. any of numerous ticks of the family Ixodidae, comprising the hard ticks.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Ixodidae.
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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
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Examples from the Web for ixodid

Historical Examples

  • 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


ixodid in Medicine

ixodid

(ĭk-sŏdĭd, -sōdĭd)
n.
  1. A member of the family Ixodidae.
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