[ tik-bawrn, -bohrn ]
/ ˈtɪkˌbɔrn, -ˌboʊrn /


carried or transmitted by ticks: tick-borne disease.

Origin of tick-borne

First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for tick-borne

  • On the other hand, the accumulated evidence has fully substantiated the hypothesis that it is tick-borne.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley

Medicine definitions for tick-borne



Carried or transmitted by ticks, as certain diseases.
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