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Definition 1: wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for sheep tick in the sense of this definition

(sheep tick is a kind of ...) bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals

(... is a member of sheep tick) an arthropod genus of wingless flies including the sheep ked

Definition 2: parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for sheep tick in the sense of this definition

(sheep tick is a kind of ...) ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head

(... is a member of sheep tick) type genus of the family Ixodidae

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