Acarus Definition

ăkər-əs
acari
noun
acari
A mite, especially one of the genus Acarus.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
genus Acarus
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Acaridae — many species of small mites.

Wiktionary
other
(genus): Acarus siro - type species. See Acarus on Wikispecies. for other species.
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Other Word Forms of Acarus

Noun

Singular:
acarus
Plural:
acari

Origin of Acarus

  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄκαρι (akari, “cheese mite, tick”), from ἀκαρής (akares, “tiny”).

    From Wiktionary

  • New Latin Acarus acarid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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