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- noun zoology Any of various
ticksof the family Argasidae.
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- noun tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
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All of the 32 members of the Nairovirus genus are transmitted by argasid or ixodid ticks, but only three have been implicated as causes of human disease: the Dugbe and Nairobi sheep viruses, and CCHF, which is the most important human pathogen amongst them.