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See also: Acarus
- (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