- any of the numerous ticks of the family Argasidae, comprising the soft ticks.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Argasidae.
Origin of argasid
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In habits and life history the Argasid present striking characteristics.
Of the Argasid, we have in the United States, several species which have been reported as attacking man.
In habits and life history the typical Ixodid differ greatly from the Argasid.
As mere parasites of man, apart from their power to transmit disease, the Ixodid are much less important than the Argasid.
Like others of the Argasid, it resembles the bed-bug in its habit of feeding primarily at night.
- A member of Argasidae.
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