Argasid



any of the numerous ticks of the family Argasidae, comprising the soft ticks.
belonging or pertaining to the family Argasidae.
Historical Examples

In habits and life history the typical Ixodid differ greatly from the argasid.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

Of the argasid, we have in the United States, several species which have been reported as attacking man.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

Like others of the argasid, it resembles the bed-bug in its habit of feeding primarily at night.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

As mere parasites of man, apart from their power to transmit disease, the Ixodid are much less important than the argasid.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

In habits and life history the argasid present striking characteristics.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

argasid ar·gas·id (är-gās’ĭd)
n.
A member of Argasidae.

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