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from The Century Dictionary.

  • The order Acarina as a whole, or any number of species or individuals of the order. See Acarus and Acarina.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic subclass within the class Arachnida — the ticks and mites.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄκαρι (akari, "cheese mite", "tick"), from ἀκαρής (akarēs, "tiny")

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