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Dermacentor

 [der″mah-sen´ter]
a genus of ticks parasitic on various animals, and vectors of disease-producing microorganisms.
Dermacentor anderso´ni a species of tick common in the western United States, parasitic on numerous wild mammals, most domestic animals, and humans. It is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, and Q fever in the United States, and is the cause of tick paralysis.
Dermacentor varia´bilis the chief vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the central and eastern United States, the dog being the principal host of the adult forms, but also parasitic on cattle, horses, rabbits, and humans.

Dermacentor

(der'mă-sen'tŏr),
An ornate, characteristically marked genus of hard ticks (family Ixodidae) that possess eyes and 11 festoons; it consists of some 20 species the members of which commonly attack dogs, humans, and other mammals.
[derm- + G. kentōr, a goader]

Dermacentor

/Der·ma·cen·tor/ (-sen´ter) a genus of ticks that are important transmitters of disease. D. anderso´ni is parasitic in various wild mammals and transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, and tularemia; it also can cause tick paralysis. D. varia´bilis, the chief vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the central and eastern United States, is usually parasitic in dogs but also attacks cattle, horses, rabbits, and humans.

Dermacentor

[dur′məsen′tər]
a widely distributed genus of ticks, in the family Ixodidae, including a number that infest humans and other mammals. Several are vectors of diseases such as Colorado tick fever, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and brucellosis.

Der·ma·cen·tor

(dĕr-mă-sen'tōr)
An ornate, characteristically marked genus of hard ticks (family Ixodidae) that possess eyes and 11 festoons; it consists of some 20 species with members that commonly attack dogs, humans, and other mammals.
[derm- + G. kentōr, a goader]

Dermacentor

a genus of ticks parasitic on various animals, and vectors of disease-producing microorganisms; member of the family Ixodidae.

Dermacentor albipictus
a one-host tick that transmits anaplasmosis and possibly Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Parasitizes moose mostly but also other wild ruminants and pastured livestock. Called also moose tick, winter tick.
Dermacentor andersoni
a species of tick common in the western USA, parasitic on numerous wild mammals, most domestic animals, and humans. It is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, and Q fever in the USA, and is one of the causes of tick paralysis in USA.
Dermacentor halli, Dermacentor marginatus, Dermacentor nuttalli, Dermacentor silvarum
miscellaneous ticks of little importance to animals.
Dermacentor nigrolineatus
a one-host tick occurring mostly on white-tailed deer, but also on pastured livestock. Called also brown winter tick.
Dermacentor nitens
a one-host tick that parasitizes horses mostly and is the vector of equine piroplasmosis; predisposes animals to screw-worm attack. Called also tropical horse tick, Anocentor nitens.
Dermacentor occidentalis
a three-host tick found on many animals. Immature forms are on rodents. Transmits anaplasmosis, Colorado tick fever, Q fever, tularemia, causes tick paralysis. Called also Pacific Coast tick.
Dermacentor parumapterus
a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Dermacentor reticulatus
a three-host tick that transmits equine piroplasmosis.
Dermacentor variabilis
a three-host tick that transmits Anaplasma marginale in cattle, tularemia in humans, is the chief vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the central and eastern USA and causes tick paralysis in the dog. The dog is the principal host of the adult forms, but also parasitic on cattle, horses, rabbits and humans. Called also American dog tick.
Dermacentor venustus
see Dermacentor andersoni (above).