Ixodes is a genus of hard-bodied ticks (family Ixodidae). It includes important disease vectors of animals and humans (tick-borne disease), and some species (notably Ixodes holocyclus) inject toxins that can cause paralysis. Some ticks in this genus may transmit the pathogenic bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi responsible for causing Lyme disease. Ad
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- type genus of the family Ixodidae
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[ New Latin , from Greek ... like birdlime; ... birdlime + ... form.] (Zoology)
A genus of parasitic Acarina, which includes various species of ticks. See Tick
, the insect.
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<zoology> A genus of parasitic Acarina, which includes various species of ticks. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Like birdlime; birdlime + form. ... (30 Mar 1998) ...
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genus Ixodes noun
type genus of the family Ixodidae
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(ik-so´dēz) a common genus of parasitic ticks (family Ixodidae); some species are vectors for diseases such as Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis.
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• (n.) A genus of parasitic Acarina, which includes various species of ticks. See Tick, the insect.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ik-sō′dēz Definitions: 1. A genus of hard ticks (family Ixodidae), many species of which are parasitic on humans and animals; they are characterized by an anal groove surrounding the anus anteriorly, absence of eyes and festoons, and marked sexual dimorphism; about 40 species have been described from North
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