noun, plural acariases [ak-uh-rahy-uh-seez] . Pathology.
infestation with acarids, especially mites.
a skin disease caused by such infestation, as scabies.

1820–30; < Neo-Latin; see acarus, -iasis Unabridged
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acariasis (ˌækəˈraɪəsɪs)
infestation of the hair follicles and skin with acarids, esp mites
[C19: New Latin. See acarus, -iasis]

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acariasis ac·a·ri·a·sis (āk'ə-rī'ə-sĭs)
n. pl. ac·a·ri·a·ses (-sēz')
A disease, usually of the skin, caused by infestation with mites. Also called acaridiasis, acarinosis.

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