Acarid meaning

ăk'ə-rĭd
Of, relating to, or belonging to the arachnid family Acaridae, which includes mites that infest stored food.
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An arachnid of the subclass Acari or the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks.
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Any of a subclass (Acari) of small arachnids, including the ticks and mites, which are parasites and agricultural pests.
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Relating to or belonging to the arachnid family Acaridae, which includes mites that infest stored food.
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An arachnid of the subclass Acari or the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks.
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An arachnid of the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks. Acarids are small to minute, have no division between the cephalothorax and abdomen, and are often parasitic.
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(biology, zoology) Any parasitic arachnid, such as mites and ticks, of the subclass Acarina.
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(biology, zoology) Of or pertaining to acarids.
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Origin of acarid

  • From New Latin Acaridae family name from Acarus type genus from Greek akari a kind of mite
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Circa 19th Century; from New Latin Acaridae (“biological family”), from Acarus (“genus”), from acarus (“mite”), from Ancient Greek ἀκαρί (akari, “mite”)
    From Wiktionary