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Amblyomma Am·bly·om·ma (ām’blē-ŏm’ə)
A genus of ticks of the Ixodidae family, certain species of which are vectors of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Historical Examples

amblyomma americanum, (fig. 158c), the “lone star tick,” is widely distributed in the United States.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

In the extreme southern portions of Texas, amblyomma cajennense, is a common pest of man.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley


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