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[ik-sod-id, -soh-did, ik-suh-did] /ɪkˈsɒd ɪd, -ˈsoʊ dɪd, ˈɪk sə dɪd/
any of numerous ticks of the family Ixodidae, comprising the hard ticks.
belonging or pertaining to the family Ixodidae.
Origin of ixodid
1910-15; < New 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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In habits and life history the typical ixodid differ greatly from the Argasid.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • Theiler has determined that it is transmitted by an ixodid tick, Margaropus decoloratus.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • Probably several other species of ixodid, known to infest other animals, behave in the same way.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The ixodid comprise the ticks which attach themselves to cattle, hogs, and man, and are not at all uncommon objects.

  • As mere parasites of man, apart from their power to transmit disease, the ixodid are much less important than the Argasid.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • Numerous species of tick (ixodid) have been more or less fully described.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
ixodid in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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