family Argasidae

noun
soft ticks
Syn: ↑Argasidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Acarina, ↑order Acarina
Member Meronyms: ↑soft tick, ↑argasid

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  • Argasidae — Family of ticks (superfamily Ixodoidea, order Acarina), the soft ticks, so called because of their wrinkled, leathery, tuberculated appearance that fills out when the tick is engorged with blood. A. contains 4 genera : Argas, Ornithodoros,… …   Medical dictionary

  • arthropod family — noun any of the arthropods • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Phalangiidae, ↑family Phalangiidae, ↑Argiopidae, ↑family Argiopidae, ↑orb weaver, ↑Theridiidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • argasid — noun tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head • Syn: ↑soft tick • Hypernyms: ↑tick • Member Holonyms: ↑Argasidae, ↑family Argasidae * * * ˈ ̷ ̷gəsə̇d adjective …   Useful english dictionary

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  • soft tick — noun tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head • Syn: ↑argasid • Hypernyms: ↑tick • Member Holonyms: ↑Argasidae, ↑family Argasidae * * * noun : a tick of t …   Useful english dictionary

  • argasid — /ahr geuh sid/, n. 1. any of the numerous ticks of the family Argasidae, comprising the soft ticks. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Argasidae. [ < NL Argasidae name of the family, equiv. to Argas a genus, perh. irreg. < Gk argós not …   Universalium

  • Argas — A genus of soft ticks of the family Argasidae, some species of which usually infest birds but may attack humans. A. reflexus the pigeon tick, a species that may cause a cutaneous inflammatory …   Medical dictionary

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