acarine

[ ak-uh-rahyn, -reen, -rin ]

noun
  1. any of numerous arachnids of the order Acarina, comprising the mites and ticks.

adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the order Acarina.

Origin of acarine

1
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
  • Also a·car·i·an [uh-kair-ee-uhn]. /əˈkɛər i ən/.

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