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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Acaridae — many species of small mites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus including many species of small mites.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Acaridæ, or true mites. [lowercase] A tick or mite, without regard to its genus. [In this sense it may have a plural form, acari (ak′ a-rī).]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several mites of the order Acarina
New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄκαρι (akari, "cheese mite, tick"), from ἀκαρής (akares, "tiny"). (Wiktionary)