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(ăk′ə-rīnə, -rē-)
  1. An order of Arachnida comprising the mites and ticks and including several species that are parasitic to humans and animals.
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Historical Examples of acarina

  • The microscopic Tardigrad are, in fact, closely connected with insects, and the Acarina with worms.

    The Insect

    Jules Michelet

  • The larv of the Acarina with their peculiar ecdyses are to be regarded as much modified larval forms.