1. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. A member of Argasidae.
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