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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mite, especially one of the genus Acarus.

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  • noun zoology A mite, especially one from the genus Acarus.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Acarus; see acarid.]

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

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