deer tick

[ deer tik ]


  1. any of various ticks of the genus Ixodes that are parasitic on deer and other mammals and are vectors of Lyme disease and other infectious diseases.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of deer tick1

First recorded in 1870–75

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Example Sentences

A doctor deciding on treatment might ask if the bite was from a deer tick.

Then there’s Lyme disease, which is carried by deer ticks, which are carried, of course, by deer.

Some researchers have argued that growing deer tick populations aren’t associated with the weather, saying instead that ballooning mouse and deer populations are responsible for the apparent increase in ticks.

Dense deer herds existed all the way down to New York City, even back then, and yet that deer tick was held in check.

She actually had never been to a Deer Tick show before, but she liked it a lot.

So we picked out the song (“Rhiannon,” click here for video), and Deer Tick learned it.


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