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acarid

 [ak´ah-rid]
a tick or a mite of the order Acarina.

ac·a·rid

(ak'ă-rid),
A general term for a member of the family Acaridae or for a mite.
Synonym(s): acaridan
[G. akari, mite]

acarid

/ac·a·rid/ (ak´ah-rid) a tick or mite of the order Acarina.

acarid

(ăk′ə-rĭd)
adj.
Of, relating to, or belonging to the arachnid family Acaridae, which includes mites that infest stored food.
n.
An arachnid of the subclass Acari or the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks.

acarid

[ak′ərid]
one of the many mites and ticks that are members of the order Acarina, which includes a great number of parasitic and free-living organisms. Adults have four pairs of legs and round bodies, living as ectoparasites. Most are yet not described, but several types are of medical interest because they infect humans. Those associated with disease act as intermediate hosts of pathogenic agents, directly cause skin or tissue damage, and cause loss of blood or tissue fluids. Important as vectors of scrub typhus and other rickettsial diseases are the six-legged larvae of mites from the family Trombiculidae, which are parasites of humans, many other mammals, and birds. See also chigger, scabies.

ac·a·rid

(ak'ă-rid)
A general term for a member of the family Acaridae or for a mite.
[G. akari, mite]

acarid

A member of the very large order Acarina , which includes the mites and ticks. Some are parasitic, some free-living. Trombiculid mites are vectors of scrub TYPHUS, and Sarcoptes scabiei causes mange in animals and SCABIES in humans.

acarid

a tick or a mite of the order Acarina.