acaroid

[ak-uh-roid]

adjective

resembling a mite or tick.

Nearby words

  1. acaridae,
  2. acarina,
  3. acarine,
  4. acarnania,
  5. acarodermatitis,
  6. acaroid gum,
  7. acaroid resin,
  8. acarology,
  9. acarophobia,
  10. acarpellous

Origin of acaroid

First recorded in 1875–80; acar(us) + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for acaroid

acaroid

adjective

resembling a mite or tick

Word Origin for acaroid

C19: see acarus, -oid

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Medicine definitions for acaroid

acaroid

[ăkə-roid′]

adj.

Resembling a mite.

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