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Pronunciation: der'ma-sen'tor

Definition: 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. kentor, a goader]

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