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acariasis

[ak-uh-rahy-uh-sis] /ˌæk əˈraɪ ə sɪs/
noun, plural acariases
[ak-uh-rahy-uh-seez] /ˌæk əˈraɪ əˌsiz/ (Show IPA).
Pathology.
1.
infestation with acarids, especially mites.
2.
a skin disease caused by such infestation, as scabies.
Origin of acariasis
1820-1830
From New Latin, dating back to 1820-30; See origin at acarus, -iasis
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British Dictionary definitions for acariasis

acariasis

/ˌækəˈraɪəsɪs/
noun
1.
infestation of the hair follicles and skin with acarids, esp mites
Word Origin
C19: New Latin. See acarus, -iasis
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acariasis in Medicine

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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