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acarus

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noun ac·a·rus \ˈa-kə-rəs\

Definition of acarus

plural

acari

play \-ˌrī\
  1. :  mite; especially :  one of a formerly extensive genus (Acarus)



Origin and Etymology of acarus

New Latin, genus name, from Greek akari, a mite


First Known Use: 1658


Medical Dictionary

acarus

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noun ac·a·rus \ˈak-ə-rəs\

Medical Definition of acarus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of arachnids including a number of small mites and formerly including all mites and ticks

  2. 2plural acari \-ˌrī, -ˌrē\play :  mite; especially :  one of the genus Acarus or formerly included in this genus




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