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a superfamily of arthropods (suborder Ixodides), comprising both the hard and soft ticks.
Superfamily of the order Acarina that includes the families Ixodidae and Argasidae.
[G. ixōdēs, sticky]
Ixodoidea/Ix·o·doi·dea/ (iks″o-doid´e-ah) a superfamily of arthropods (suborder Ixodides), comprising both the hard- and soft-bodied ticks.
A superfamily of Acarina, the ticks, in which the adults have a thick cuticle.