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dog tick

n :  any of several ticks infesting dogs and commonly other animals: as  a  :  AMERICAN DOG TICK  b  :  an Australian tick of the genus Ixodes (I. holocyclus) that chiefly infests native marsupials and that may cause respiratory paralysis in dogs or humans by its bite .
Similar sounding terms:  tac·tic  ti·ki·ti·ki 

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