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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Ixodoidea — the ixodids, (hard ticks).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a natural family of ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head; the hard ticks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of tracheate Acarida, typified by the genus Ixodes, and comprising all those mites which are properly called ticks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hard ticks
Ixodes + -idae (Wiktionary)
According to this article, ixodid ticks Ixodidae are common on these turtles.