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- n. Any of various ticks of the family Ixodidae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a member of the Ixodidae, a family of ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the family Ixodidæ.
- Resembling or belonging to the family Ixodidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
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According to this article, ixodid ticks Ixodidae are common on these turtles.
All of the 32 members of the Nairovirus genus are transmitted by argasid or ixodid ticks, but only three have been implicated as causes of human disease: the Dugbe and Nairobi sheep viruses, and CCHF, which is the most important human pathogen amongst them.
Both Theileria parasites are transmitted by ixodid ticks, causing fatal cattle diseases in large parts of Africa and Asia, respectively.
Most ixodid matings take place on the host, and only after attachment, but there are exceptions in the genus Ixodes, where in some species mating can take place prior to attachment to the host.