noun plural

Ar·​gas·​i·​dae är-ˈgas-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Argasidae (audio)
: 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
argasid adjective

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“Argasidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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