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Argas Ar·gas (är’gəs, -gās’)
A genus of ticks that includes some species that usually infest birds but that may infect humans.
Historical Examples

About six other species of argas from various parts of the world, parasitic on birds and mammals.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

The argas reflexus lives on pigeons, and is allied to the Ixodes.
Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden

Gerstaecker states that the argas Persicus is very annoying to travellers in Persia.
Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard

When the spirochtes are ingested by argas persicus, some of them pass through the gut wall into the cœlomic fluid.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley


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