Dermacentor variabilis

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Dermacentor variabilis Dermacentor var·i·a·bi·lis (vär'ē-ā'bə-lĭs)
n.
A tick that transmits tularemia and is the principal vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the central and eastern U.S.; the American dog tick.

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dermacentor variabilis

noun
common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia [syn: wood tick
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