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deer tick

[ deer-tik ]
/ ˈdɪər ˌtɪk /
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noun
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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Origin of deer tick

First recorded in 1870–75
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Medical definitions for deer tick

deer tick
[ dîr ]

n.
Any of several ticks of the genus Ixodes that are parasitic on deer and other animals and transmit the infectious agents of febrile diseases, such as Lyme disease.
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