acarian

acarine

[ak-uh-rahyn, -reen, -rin]
noun
1.
any of numerous arachnids of the order Acarina, comprising the mites and ticks.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the order Acarina.
Also, acarian [uh-kair-ee-uhn] .


Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin Acarina name of the order, equivalent to Acar(us) name of the genus (see acarus) + -ina, neuter plural of -inus -ine1

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acarine ac·a·rine (āk'ə-rīn', -rēn')
adj.
Relating to or caused by an acarid. n.
An acarid.

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