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a superfamily of arthropods (suborder Ixodides), comprising both the hard and soft ticks.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Superfamily of the order Acarina that includes the families Ixodidae and Argasidae.
[G. ixōdēs, sticky]
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A superfamily of Acarina, the ticks, in which the adults have a thick cuticle.
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