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Argas Ar·gas (är'gəs, -gās')
n.
A genus of ticks that includes some species that usually infest birds but that may infect humans.

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  • About six other species of argas from various parts of the world, parasitic on birds and mammals.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • The argas reflexus lives on pigeons, and is allied to the Ixodes.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden
  • Gerstaecker states that the argas Persicus is very annoying to travellers in Persia.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • When the spirochtes are ingested by argas persicus, some of them pass through the gut wall into the cœlomic fluid.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

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