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

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷gəsə̇d\ adjective
Etymology: New Latin Argasidae
: of or relating to the Argasidae

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/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 working, idle (see ARGON) + -idae -ID2]

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