: a genus of minute mites that are chiefly parasitic on insects and include a species (A. woodi) that invades the tracheae of honeybees causing Isle of Wight disease

Word History


New Latin, from acar- + Latin apis bee

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acarapis was in 1922

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“Acarapis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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