noun pl \är-ˈgas-ə-ˌdē\

Definition of ARGASIDAE

: a family of ticks of the superfamily Ixodoidea that comprises the soft ticks and includes a number of medically and economically important ticks all of which lack a scutum and exhibit no marked sexual dimorphism—see argas, ornithodoros
ar·gas·id \-əd\ adjective

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