argasid

argasid

[ahr-guh-sid]
noun
1.
any of the numerous ticks of the family Argasidae, comprising the soft ticks.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Argasidae.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Argasidae name of the family, equivalent to Argas a genus, perhaps irregular < Greek argós not working, idle (see argon) + -idae -id2

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argasid ar·gas·id (är-gās'ĭd)
n.
A member of Argasidae.

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