Acarapis

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of acarapis

New Latin, from acar- + Latin apis bee


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