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acari

(ăk′ə-rī′)
n.
1. Plural of acarus.
2. Acari The group of species in the arachnid subclass Acari, which includes the ticks and mites.
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The final 2 sections concern controlling insects and acarines and special (laboratory) methods associated with vectors.
A review of host resistance in turfgrass to insects and acarines with emphasis on the southern chinch bug.
Ticks aren't insects; they're acarines, closer kin to spiders.