Acarus

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄκαρι (ákari, cheese mite, tick), from ἀκαρής (akarḗs, tiny).

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Acarus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Acaridae — many species of small mites.
    • 1658: Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 205)
      water strongly boiled; wherein the Seeds are extinguished by fire and decoction, and therefore last long and pure without such alteration, affording neither uliginous coats, gnatworms, Acari, hairworms, like crude and common water —

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