bont tick

bont tick
bont tick 'bänt- n a southern African tick of the genus Amblyomma (A. hebraeum) that attacks livestock, birds, and sometimes humans and transmits heartwater of sheep, goats, and cattle broadly any African tick of the genus Amblyomma

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Amblyomma hebraeum.

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  • bont tick — ˈbänt noun Etymology: Afrikaans bont spotted + English tick more at bontebok : a southern African tick (Amblyomma hebraeum) attacking livestock, birds, and sometimes man and transmitting heartwater disease of sheep, goats, and cattle; broadly :… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Amblyomma — A genus of ornate, hard ticks (family Ixodidae) characterized by having eyes, festoons, and deeply imbedded ventral plates near the festoons in males. [ambly + G. omma, eye, vision] A. americanum the Lone Star tick, a species that is an important …   Medical dictionary

  • Amblyomma hebraeum — the bont tick, an African species that transmits heartwater to sheep, goats, and cattle and boutonneuse fever and African tick bite fever to humans …   Medical dictionary

  • amblyomma — ˌamblēˈämə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from ambly + omma : a genus of ixodid ticks including the lone star tick of the southern United States and the African bont tick …   Useful english dictionary

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  • heartwater — heart·wa·ter härt .wȯt ər, .wät n a serious febrile disease of sheep, goats, and cattle in southern Africa that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Cowdria (C. ruminantium) transmitted by a bont tick (Amblyomma hebraeum) called also heartwater …   Medical dictionary

  • heart|wa|ter — «HAHRT W tuhr, WOT uhr», noun. a serious, infectious, rickettsial disease of sheep, goats, and cattle in South Africa, transmitted through the bont tick …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cowdria ruminantium — Heartwater Scientific classification Kingdom: Bacteria Phylum: Proteobacteria Class: Alpha Proteobacteria …   Wikipedia

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