Definition of Dermacentor

1. Noun. Vectors of important diseases of man and animals.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dermacentor
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Ixodidae, Ixodidae
Member holonyms: American Dog Tick, Dermacentor Variabilis, Wood Tick



Medical Definition of Dermacentor

1. A large, widely distributed genus of ticks, including a number that infest man and other mammals, and several that are vectors of diseases such as tularaemia, rocky mountain spotted fever, colourado tick fever, and anaplasmosis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermacentor

derivements
deriver
derivers
derives
deriving
derivitization
derivitizations
derm
derm-
derma
derma-
dermabrader
dermabraders
dermabrasion
dermabrasions
dermacentor (current term)
dermad
dermagraphy
dermahemia
dermal
dermal-fat graft
dermal bone
dermal duct tumour
dermal graft
dermal irritation
dermal leishmanoid
dermal papillae
dermal sinus
dermal system
dermal tissue

Literary usage of Dermacentor

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1. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"Banks has designated it as dermacentor venustus and this name is used in the publications of the Bureau of Entomology. On the other hand, Stiles maintains ..."

2. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1916)
"dermacentor has a square rostrum with short thick palpi, the second and ... dermacentor andersoni transmits spotted fever of the Rocky Mountains—not D. ..."

3. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"dermacentor has a square rostrum with short thick palpi, the second and ... dermacentor andersoni transmits spotted fever of the Rocky Mountains—not D. ..."

4. Hygiene of Communicable Diseases: A Handbook for Sanitarians, Medical by Francis Merton Munson, John Harington, Francis Randolph Packard, Fielding Hudson Garrison (1920)
"By bites of infected ticks, dermacentor venustus (dermacentor occidentals). ... Different species of ticks collected from various regions (dermacentor mar- ..."

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