acarian

adjective
acar·​i·​an | \ əˈka(a)rēən \

Definition of acarian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the order Acarina
2 : of, relating to, caused by, or having the characteristics of a mite or tick

acarian

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of acarian (Entry 2 of 2)

: an arachnid of the order Acarina : mite, tick

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First Known Use of acarian

Adjective

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acarian

Adjective

New Latin Acari + English -an

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“Acarian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acarian. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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