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acarid

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

(ak'ă-rid)
A general term for a member of the family Acaridae or for a mite.
[G. akari, mite]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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