Ornithodoros

Ornithodoros is a genus in the soft-bodied tick family, Argasidae. The Linnean name derives from ornithos (ὄρνιθος) and doros (Δωρόν), meaning `bird` and `gift`, respectively. It contains these species: ==Physiology== The opening between the midgut and hindgut has been lost, making the ticks unable to pass digestive waste products...
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Ornithodoros

A genus of soft ticks (family Argasidae) several species of which are vectors of pathogens of various relapsing fevers. They are characterised by a capitulum hidden below the hood and by disks and mamillae of the integument that are continuous from dorsal to ventral surfaces in a variety of patterns. ... Origin: G. Ornis (ornith-), bird, + doros, a...
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Ornithodoros

(or″nĭ-thod´ә-rәs) a genus of soft-bodied ticks, many of which are reservoirs and vectors of species of Borrelia, causing borreliosis.
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Ornithodoros

(from the article `acarid`) ...dog tick (D. variabilis). Relapsing fever, an important bacterial disease throughout the world, is transmitted to humans by certain species of ... ...genus Borrelia. The spirochetes are transmitted from one person to another by lice (genus Pediculus) and from animals to humans by ticks (genus ... [2 rel...
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Ornithodoros

Type: Term Pronunciation: ōr′ni-thod′ŏ-rŭs Definitions: 1. A genus of soft ticks (family Argasidae), several species of which are vectors of pathogens of various relapsing fevers. They are characterized by a capitulum hidden below the hood and by disks and mamillae of the integument that are continuous from dorsal to vent...
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