[ ə-kăr′ĭ-dē ]
A family of exceptionally small mites, usually 0.5 millimeter or less in length, abundant in dried fruits and meats, grain, meal, and flour, and frequently causing severe dermatitis in persons hypersensitized by frequent handling of infested products.
Words nearby Acaridae
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