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acarine

[ ak-uh-rahyn, -reen, -rin ]
/ ˈæk əˌraɪn, -ˈrin, -rɪn /
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noun
any of numerous arachnids of the order Acarina, comprising the mites and ticks.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the order Acarina.
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Also a·car·i·an [uh-kair-ee-uhn]. /əˈkɛər i ən/.

Origin of acarine

1820–30; <New Latin Acarina name of the order, equivalent to Acar(us) name of the genus (see acarus) + -ina, neuter plural of -inus-ine1
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