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Ar´gas


n.1.A genus of venomous ticks which attack men and animals. The famous Persian Argas, also called Miana bug, is Argas Persicus; that of Central America, called talaje by the natives, is Argas Talaje.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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