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Rhipicephalus Rhi·pi·ceph·a·lus (rī'pĭ-sěf'ə-ləs, rĭp'ĭ-)
A genus of ixodids including species that are vectors of various diseases in humans and domestic animals, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

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