argasid

[ ahr-guh-sid ]
/ ˈɑr gə sɪd /

noun

any of the numerous ticks of the family Argasidae, comprising the soft ticks.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Argasidae.

Origin of argasid

< New 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

[ är-găsĭd ]

n.

A member of Argasidae.
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