acarine

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

noun

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

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the order Acarina.

Also a·car·i·an [uh-kair-ee-uh n] /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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Medicine definitions for acarine

acarine

[ăkə-rīn′, -rēn′]

adj.

Relating to or caused by an acarid.

n.

An acarid.
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