any of a subclass (Acari) of small arachnids, including the ticks and mites, which are parasites and agricultural pests
Origin of acaridfrom Classical Greek akari, mite from akar?s, tiny, literally , too short to cut from a-, not + keirein, to cut, akin to shear
Of, relating to, or belonging to the arachnid family Acaridae, which includes mites that infest stored food.
An arachnid of the subclass Acari or the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks.
Origin of acaridFrom New Latin Acaridae family name from Acarus type genus from acarus mite variant of acari from Greek akari a kind of mite that lives in cheese probably alteration ( influenced by koris bedbug ) of akarēs too short to be cut, tiny epikarsios cross-wise, at an angle ; see sker- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more acarid, superlative most acarid)
- (biology, zoology) Of or pertaining to acarids.