[ik-sod-id, -soh-did, ik-suh-did]
- any of numerous ticks of the family Ixodidae, comprising the hard ticks.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Ixodidae.
Origin of ixodid
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Theiler has determined that it is transmitted by an Ixodid tick, Margaropus decoloratus.
Numerous species of tick (Ixodid) have been more or less fully described.
The Ixodid comprise the ticks which attach themselves to cattle, hogs, and man, and are not at all uncommon objects.
Probably several other species of Ixodid, known to infest other animals, behave in the same way.
In habits and life history the typical Ixodid differ greatly from the Argasid.
- A member of the family Ixodidae.
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