ixodid

[ ik-sod-id, -soh-did, ik-suh-did ]

noun
  1. any of numerous ticks of the family Ixodidae, comprising the hard ticks.

adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Ixodidae.

Origin of ixodid

1
1910–15; <New Latin Ixodidae name of the family, equivalent to Ixod(es) genus name (<Greek ixṓdēs like birdlime, sticky, clammy, equivalent to ix(ós) birdlime + -ōdēs-ode1) + -idae-idae; see -id2

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How to use ixodid in a sentence

  • The ixodid comprise the ticks which attach themselves to cattle, hogs, and man, and are not at all uncommon objects.

  • The ticks belonging to the family ixodid (figs. 49 and 50) exhibit a marked sexual dimorphism.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley
  • In habits and life history the typical ixodid differ greatly from the Argasid.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley
  • As mere parasites of man, apart from their power to transmit disease, the ixodid are much less important than the Argasid.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley
  • Numerous species of tick (ixodid) have been more or less fully described.

    Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold