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Dermacentor

(dûr′mə-sĕntər)
n.
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • One nymph of Dermacentor variabilis (Say) was found attached to the scapular region of a prairie vole.

    Natural History of the Prairie Vole (Mammalian Genus Microtus)

    E. W. Jameson

  • It is caused by the bites of Dermacentor venustus and was experimentally produced in lambs and a dog (Hadwen and Nuttall, 1913).

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • Dermacentor variabilis is a common dog tick of the eastern United States.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • Banks has designated it as Dermacentor venustus and this name is used in the publications of the Bureau of Entomology.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • On "tick paralysis" in sheep and man following bites of Dermacentor venustus.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley