acarid

noun
ac·​a·​rid | \ ˈa-kə-rəd How to pronounce acarid (audio) \

Definition of acarid

: any of an order (Acari synonym Acarina) of arachnids including the mites and ticks

Other Words from acarid

acarid adjective

First Known Use of acarid

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acarid

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

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acarid

noun
ac·​a·​rid | \ ˈak-ə-rəd How to pronounce acarid (audio) \

Medical Definition of acarid

: any of the order Acari of arachnids especially : any of the family Acaridae of mites

Other Words from acarid

acarid adjective

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