Definition of Acarina

1. Noun. Mites and ticks.




Definition of Acarina

1. n. pl. The group of Arachnida which includes the mites and ticks. Many species are parasitic, and cause diseases like the itch and mange.

Medical Definition of Acarina

1. The group of Arachnida which includes the mites and ticks. Many species are parasitic, and cause diseases like the itch and mange. Origin: NL, from Gr. A mite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acarina

acardius acephalus
acardius amorphus
acardius anceps
acari
acarian
acariases
acariasis
acaricidal
acaricide
acaricides
acarid
acaridan
acaridans
acaridiasis
acarids
acarina (current term)
acarine
acarine dermatosis
acarines
acarinosis
acariosis
acarminative
acarodermatitis
acarodermatitis urticarioides
acarodomatium
acarodomatiums
acaroid
acaroid gum
acaroid resin
acarologies

Literary usage of Acarina

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1. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"[This is only so in the acarina or Mites, not in the Araneida or spiders.—FVT] 3 [The true character of the Arachnoidea is the presence of four pairs of ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1868)
"The acarina pass through a series of metamorphoses—a hexapod larva issuing from ... The eggs of these acarina are of a cylindroid form with rounded ends, ..."

3. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"He regards them as modi tied nephridia.] VII. acarina. Oviposition. The majority of the acarina lay eggs, a few (eg, ..."

4. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"The following is a classification of the principal animal parasites of the skin : acarina. Hexapoda, Insecta. 'Sarcoptes scabiei. Ixodoidea (Ticks). ..."

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