Definitions for ixodes
Ixodes, genus Ixodes(noun)
type genus of the family Ixodidae
a genus of parasitic Acarina, which includes various species of ticks. See Tick, the insect
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The largest genus of TICKS in the family IXODIDAE, containing over 200 species. Many infest humans and other mammals and several are vectors of diseases such as LYME DISEASE, tick-borne encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, TICK-BORNE), and KYASANUR FOREST DISEASE.