Acarina

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Acarina mites and ticks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Acarina (Zoöl) The group of Arachnida which includes the mites and ticks. Many species are parasitic, and cause diseases like the itch and mange.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • acarina Same as Acarida.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. a mite

Usage

In literature:

This order of insects is divided into the Spiders, the Scorpions, the Harvestmen and the Mites (Acarina).
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
A treatise on the Acarina, or mites.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
The chigger mites of Kansas (Acarina, Trombiculidae).
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
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