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Definition of Tick bite

Tick bite: A bite from a bloodsucking, parasitic insect that punctures the skin with a sharp beak. The tic burrows into the skin with its head. Tick bites can carry serious illness, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, other forms of tick typhus, and Lyme disease.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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