acarid

acarid

[ak-uh-rid]
noun
1.
an acarine, especially a mite of the family Acaridae.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to an acarid.

Origin:
1875–80; acar(us) + -id2

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acarid or acaridan (ˈækərɪd, əˈkærɪdən)
 
n
1.  any of the small arachnids of the order Acarina (or Acari), which includes the ticks and mites
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the order Acarina
 
[C19: from acarus]
 
acaridan or acaridan
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from acarus]

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acarid ac·a·rid (āk'ə-rĭd)
n.
An arachnid of the order Acarina.


ac'a·rid adj.
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acarid   (āk'ə-rĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
An arachnid of the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks. Acarids are small to minute, have no division between the cephalothorax and abdomen, and are often parasitic.
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acarid

any member of the subgroup of the arthropod class Arachnida that includes the mites and ticks.

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