[ ak-uh-rahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˌæk əˈraɪ ə sɪs /
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noun, plural ac·a·ri·a·ses [ak-uh-rahy-uh-seez]. /ˌæk əˈraɪ əˌsiz/. Pathology.

infestation with acarids, especially mites.
a skin disease caused by such infestation, as scabies.



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Origin of acariasis

From New Latin, dating back to 1820–30; see origin at acarus, -iasis
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British Dictionary definitions for acariasis

/ (ˌækəˈraɪəsɪs) /


infestation of the hair follicles and skin with acarids, esp mites

Word Origin for acariasis

C19: New Latin. See acarus, -iasis
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Medical definitions for acariasis

[ ăk′ə-rīə-sĭs ]

n. pl. ac•a•ri•a•ses (-sēz′)

A disease, usually of the skin, caused by infestation with mites.acaridiasis acarinosis
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