1. ixodid

noun. ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head.


  • black-legged tick
  • Ixodes scapularis
  • Dermacentor variabilis
  • western black-legged tick
  • Ixodes spinipalpis
  • Ixodidae
  • Ixodes ricinus
  • sheep tick
  • Ixodes pacificus
  • Ixodes dammini
  • Ixodes dentatus
  • deer tick
  • hard tick
  • family Ixodidae
  • tick
  • Ixodes neotomae
  • Ixodes persulcatus
  • sheep-tick
  • wood tick

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Sentences with ixodid

1. Noun, singular or mass
The brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), an ixodid, is found in Arizona and throughout the United States.

2. Adjective
The Dermacentor andersoni, or Rocky Mountain wood tick, is an ixodid found in the arid brushy areas of northern Arizona.