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


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.