from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of parasitic Acarina, which includes various species of ticks. See tick, the insect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and largest genus of Ixodidæ, founded by Latreille in 1796, embracing eyeless species best known as ticks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the family Ixodidae
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