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    black-legged tick

    black-legged tick - Dictionary definition and meaning for word black-legged tick

    Definition
    (noun) parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
    Synonyms : ixodes scapularis
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