acariasis

noun
ac·​a·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌa-kə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce acariasis (audio) \

Definition of acariasis

: infestation with or disease caused by mites

First Known Use of acariasis

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acariasis

acar(us) + -iasis

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“Acariasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acariasis. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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acariasis

noun
ac·​a·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌak-ə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce acariasis (audio) \
plural acariases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce acariases (audio) \

Medical Definition of acariasis

: infestation with or disease caused by mites

called also acarinosis

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