Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: western black-legged tick
  1. A tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
    - Ixodes pacificus

Derived forms: western black-legged ticks

Type of: hard tick, ixodid

Part of: genus Ixodes, Ixodes