noun /ˈækərɪd/
Any parasitic arachnid, such as mites and ticks, of the order Acarina

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  • acarid — n. 1. very small free living arachnid that is parasitic on animals or plants; related to ticks. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acarid — [ak′ə rid΄] n. [< Gr akari, mite < akarēs, tiny, lit., too short to cut < a , not + keirein, to cut, akin to SHEAR] any of a subclass (Acari) of small arachnids, including the ticks and mites, which are parasites and agricultural pests …   English World dictionary

  • acarid — /ak euh rid/, n. 1. an acarine, esp. a mite of the family Acaridae. adj. 2. of or pertaining to an acarid. [1875 80; ACAR(US) + ID2] * * * ▪ arachnid Introduction       any member of the subgroup of the arthropod class Arachnida that includes the …   Universalium

  • acarid — noun Date: 1881 any of an order (Acari syn. Acarina) of arachnids including the mites and ticks • acarid adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acarid — A general term for a member of the family Acaridae or for a mite. SYN: acaridan. [G. akari, mite] * * * ac·a·rid ak ə rəd n any of the order Acari of arachnids esp any of the family Acaridae of mites acarid …   Medical dictionary

  • acàrid — a|cà|rid Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • acarid — n. acarine, arachnid from the family of mites and ticks, type of parasite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acarid — ac·a·rid …   English syllables

  • acarid — n. a mite or tick …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acarid — ac•a•rid [[t]ˈæk ə rɪd[/t]] n. ivt any arachnid of the order Acarina, comprising the mites and ticks • Etymology: 1875–80; acar (us) + id II …   From formal English to slang

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