• Definition for "ixodes scapularis"
    • parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites…
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ixodes scapularis definition

  • noun:
    • parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites people; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern usa (especially brand new England); northern kind had been for some time called Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
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