noun, plural acari [ak-uh-rahy] .
a mite, especially of the genus Acarus.

1650–60; < Neo-Latin < Greek ákari mite Unabridged
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acarus (ˈækərəs)
n , pl -ri
any of the free-living mites of the widely distributed genus Acarus, several of which, esp A. siro, are serious pests of stored flour, grain, etc
[C17: New Latin, from Greek akari a small thing, a mite]

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Acarus Ac·a·rus (āk'ə-rəs)
A genus of mites.

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