from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who is versed in the study of the Acarina, or mites and ticks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A specialist in
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I'd have no problem reading about some hunky herpetologist, melittologist, or even an acarologist.
Renowned mites and ticks expert (acarologist) James Amrine of the West Virginia University said: "This mite has an eye-like ocelli and represents a new genus."