[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for acariasis
A mixed infection—sarcoptic plus psorotic acariasis—is sometimes seen.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
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-rī′ə-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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