[ ak-er-uh s ]
/ ˈæk ər əs /

noun, plural ac·a·ri [ak-uh-rahy] /ˈæk əˌraɪ/.

a mite, especially of the genus Acarus.

Origin of acarus

1650–60; < New Latin < Greek ákari mite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for acarus

/ (ˈækərəs) /

noun plural -ri (-ˌraɪ)

any of the free-living mites of the widely distributed genus Acarus, several of which, esp A. siro, are serious pests of stored flour, grain, etc

Word Origin for acarus

C17: New Latin, from Greek akari a small thing, a mite
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Medicine definitions for acarus

[ ăkə-rəs ]


A genus of mites.
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