acarine Zoology

acarine Zoology ['akərʌɪn]
noun a small arachnid of the order Acari, which comprises the mites and ticks.
adjective relating to or caused by mites and ticks.
Origin
from mod. L. Acari, from acarus, from Gk akari 'mite, tick'.

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