[ak-uh-rahyn, -reen, -rin]
- any of numerous arachnids of the order Acarina, comprising the mites and ticks.
- belonging or pertaining to the order Acarina.
Also a·car·i·an [uh-kair-ee-uh n] /əˈkɛər i ən/.
Origin of acarine
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- Relating to or caused by an acarid.
- An acarid.
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