[ ăk′ə-rī′nə, -rē′- ]
An order of Arachnida comprising the mites and ticks and including several species that are parasitic to humans and animals.
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The larv of the Acarina with their peculiar ecdyses are to be regarded as much modified larval forms.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The microscopic Tardigrad are, in fact, closely connected with insects, and the Acarina with worms.The Insect|Jules Michelet