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Pronunciation: mar-gar'o-pus

Definition: A genus of ixodid ticks closely resembling Boophilus, but not having festoons or ornamentations; they are characterized by greatly enlarged posterior legs and a prolonged median plate.

[G. margaros, pearl oyster, + pous, foot]

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