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acarid

[ ak-uh-rid ]
/ ˈæk ə rɪd /
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noun
an acarine, especially a mite of the family Acaridae.
adjective
of or relating to an acarid.
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Origin of acarid

First recorded in 1875–80; acar(us) + -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for acarid

acarid

acaridan (əˈkærɪdən)

/ (ˈækərɪd) /

noun
any of the small arachnids of the order Acarina (or Acari), which includes the ticks and mites
adjective
of or relating to the order Acarina

Word Origin for acarid

C19: from acarus
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Scientific definitions for acarid

acarid
[ ăkə-rĭd ]

An arachnid of the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks. Acarids are small to minute, have no division between the cephalothorax and abdomen, and are often parasitic.
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