Definition of Acarid

1. Noun. Very small free-living arachnid that is parasitic on animals or plants; related to ticks.

Generic synonyms: Mite
Group relationships: Acaridae, Family Acaridae



Definition of Acarid

1. Noun. (context: biology zoology) Any parasitic arachnid, such as mites and ticks, of the order ''Acarina'' ¹

2. Adjective. (context: biology zoology) Of or pertaining to acarids. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acarid

1. a type of arachnid [n -S] - See also: arachnid

Medical Definition of Acarid

1. A general term for a member of the family Acaridae or for a mite. Synonym: acaridan. Origin: G. Akari, mite (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acarid

acardiacus amorphus
acardiacus anceps
acardiotrophia
acardite
acardius
acardius acephalus
acardius amorphus
acardius anceps
acari
acarian
acariases
acariasis
acaricidal
acaricide
acaricides
acarid (current term)
acaridan
acaridans
acaridiasis
acarids
acarina
acarine
acarine dermatosis
acarines
acarinosis
acariosis
acarminative
acarodermatitis
acarodermatitis urticarioides
acarodomatium

Literary usage of Acarid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"I should not be at all surprised if it be found that this acarid is a species specialized for this mode of life. ..."

2. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"This also passes into a resting stage, casta off the nymph-integument, and after the formation of another pupal envelope gives rise to the young acarid, ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"If it pass near enough, the acarid glues itself on to its body by means of the cup of sticky material on the end of one of its ambulatory feet, ..."

4. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"Nat. Soc., 5, 1903, (40-46, pis. 1II-VI). Stowe. [acarid galls. ... Woodruffe - Peacock and Stowe [acarid galls.] Naturalist, London, 1903, (305-300). d'J ..."

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