Acar·​a·​pis | \ əˈkarəpə̇s \

Definition of Acarapis

: 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

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First Known Use of Acarapis

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acarapis

New Latin, from acar- + Latin apis bee

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“Acarapis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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