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Medical Term:

Ornithodoros turicata


Definition: a species of tick that readily attacks humans and other animals in the southern portion of the U.S. and in Mexico; it is a vector of Borrelia turicatae, an agent of relapsing fever; the bite is painful and irritating.

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