acarus

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

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acarus (plural acari or acarina)

  1. (zoology) A mite, especially one from the genus Acarus.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus, Folio Society, published 2007, page 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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