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Definition of 'sheep-tick'


  1. wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle
       Synonyms: sheep ked sheep tick Melophagus Ovinus
  2. parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
       Synonyms: sheep tick Ixodes ricinus

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