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Definition of the noun argasid

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noun - plural: -

  1. tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of argasid: soft tick
    • more generic word: tick = any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis
    • member of: Argasidae / family Argasidae = soft ticks

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2003)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

Argasid females take repeated small blood meals and lay small batches of eggs ( typically < 500 eggs in a batch) after each feeding (multiple gonotrophic cycles). The interval between feedings is typically several months but may be up to ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

argasid [ ahr'g -sid] tick belongingto the family Argasidae. Argasidae [ahr-gas' -de] a family of arthropods comprising the soft-bodied ticks. Argepullata larvaeofthis ...

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

Argasid Ticks: Belong to family Argasidae (Ixodida). Commonly known as soft ticks. Dorsal scutum is absent in these ticks. Argasids are tough, leathery ticks. In nymphs and adults the capitulum is not visible from the dorsal view, being located ...

Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

argasid tick ( parasitology) A tick belonging to the family Argasidae. Argasidae (parasitology) A family of ...

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Scrabble value of A1R1G2A1S1I1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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