ixodid

ixodid

[ik-sod-id, -soh-did, ik-suh-did]
noun
1.
any of numerous ticks of the family Ixodidae, comprising the hard ticks.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Ixodidae.

Origin:
1910–15; < Neo-Latin Ixodidae name of the family, equivalent to Ixod(es) genus name (< Greek ixṓdēs like birdlime, sticky, clammy, equivalent to ix(ós) birdlime + -ōdēs -ode1) + -idae -idae; see -id2

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ixodid ix·od·id (ĭk-sŏd'ĭd, -sō'dĭd)
n.
A member of the family Ixodidae.

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