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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

Encyclopedia: Western black-legged tick