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.
Origin of acariasis
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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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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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