[ ə-kărĭ-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.

Nearby words

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  2. air turbine,
  3. air twist,
  4. air valve,
  5. air varié,
  6. air vice-marshal,
  7. air walk,
  8. air war,
  9. air waybill,
  10. air well

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