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Rhipicephalus Rhi·pi·ceph·a·lus (rī’pĭ-sěf’ə-ləs, rĭp’ĭ-) n. A genus of ixodids including species that are vectors of various diseases in humans and domestic animals, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
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1. a combining form meaning “root,” used in the formation of compound words: rhizophagous. combining form 1. root: rhizomorphous rhizo- or rhiz- pref. Root: rhizoid.
adjective, Botany. 1. bearing flowers directly from the root.