[ ăm′blē-ŏm′ə ]
A genus of ticks of the Ixodidae family, certain species of which are vectors of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
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Example sentences from the Web for amblyomma
In the extreme southern portions of Texas, Amblyomma cajennense, is a common pest of man.
Amblyomma americanum, (fig. 158c), the "lone star tick," is widely distributed in the United States.