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Argasidae

 [ahr-gas´ĭ-de]
a family of arthropods, the soft ticks.

Ar·gas·i·dae

(ar-gas'i-dē),
Family of ticks (superfamily Ixodoidea, order Acarina), the soft ticks, so-called because of their wrinkled, leathery, tuberculated appearance that fills out when the tick is engorged with blood. Argasidae contains four genera: Argas, Ornithodoros, Otobius, and Antricola; argasid ticks, chiefly species of Ornithodoros, harbor and transmit spirochetes of the genus Borrelia that cause relapsing fever in birds and mammals.

Argasidae

/Ar·gas·i·dae/ (ar-gas´ĭ-de) a family of arthropods (superfamily Ixodoidea) made up of the soft-bodied ticks.

Ar·gas·i·dae

(ahr-gas'i-dē)
Family of soft ticks, so called because of their wrinkled appearance, which fills out when the tick is engorged with blood. Argasid ticks, chiefly species of Ornithodoros, harbor and transmit spirochetes of the genus Borrelia that cause relapsing fever in birds and mammals.
[G. argas, idle, nonproductive, useless]

Argasidae

a family of arthropods made up of the soft-bodied ticks.
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