acarid

noun

ac·​a·​rid ˈa-kə-rəd How to pronounce acarid (audio)
: any of an order (Acari synonym Acarina) of arachnids including the mites and ticks
acarid adjective

Word History

Etymology

acar(us) + -id entry 1, probably after the New Latin order name Acarida or the family name Acaridae

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acarid was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Acarid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acarid. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

acarid

noun
ac·​a·​rid ˈak-ə-rəd How to pronounce acarid (audio)
: any of the order Acari of arachnids
especially : any of the family Acaridae of mites
acarid adjective
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