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Noun: black-legged tick
  1. Parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
    - Ixodes scapularis

Derived forms: black-legged ticks

Type of: hard tick, ixodid

Part of: genus Ixodes, Ixodes