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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.
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2011 and 2012 show that the wealth of oribates is much more refined during the months when the temperatures are relatively more important in particular the months of the spring and summery season with a light appearance of acarids during the months of the autumnal season.
The most important conclusion is that the combination of diapause and rest post--diapause, characteristic of numerous acarids acariforme existing, corresponds the ancestral initial state of dormancy in the adaptations (in particular oribates) to environmental changes.
The District Narowal in Punjab province was surveyed to explore new taxa and distribution range of acarid mites.
A review of acarid mites of the tribe Caloglyphini (Acaridae: Acariformes) with description of a new genus and species from Siberia and Russian Far East.
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Many organisms with rapid metabolisms may quickly use up all the oxygen of a space like this, but studies performed on some species, such as the acarid mite Alaskozetes antarcticus, have shown that 80% of the population can survive period of 28 days at a temperature of 32[degrees]F (0[degrees]C) in the absence of oxygen.
Tardigrades, rotifers, acarid mites, and insects (mainly springtails and flies) complete the range of groups found, together with some heterotrophic protoctists traditionally considered as protozoans.