- A genus of hard ticks in the family Ixodidae, including certain species that transmit disease.
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Examples from the Web for dermacentor
One nymph of Dermacentor variabilis (Say) was found attached to the scapular region of a prairie vole.
It is caused by the bites of Dermacentor venustus and was experimentally produced in lambs and a dog (Hadwen and Nuttall, 1913).
Dermacentor variabilis is a common dog tick of the eastern United States.
Banks has designated it as Dermacentor venustus and this name is used in the publications of the Bureau of Entomology.
On "tick paralysis" in sheep and man following bites of Dermacentor venustus.