- plural of acarus.
- a mite, especially of the genus Acarus.
Origin of acarus
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Who is there that does not nourish some acari, of the genus Simonea, in the membrane of the nose?Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
For mites (Acari) sulphur is the essential ingredient of a spray.
The itchiness disappears almost immediately and the acari are speedily destroyed.
The parasitical animals that infest the human body are referred to under the heads Acari and Pediculi.
Beziehungen des Helminthen und Acari zur Geschwulsttiologie.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
- 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
Word Origin for acarus
- A genus of mites.