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1. Plural of acarus.
2. Acari The group of species in the arachnid subclass Acari, which includes the ticks and mites.


(ˈæk ər əs)

n., pl. -a•ri (-əˌraɪ)
a mite, esp. of the genus Acarus.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek ákari mite]
ac′a•roid`, adj.
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The comparative analysis of the monthly evolution of oribates and that of the pluviometry shows the impact of the latter on the temporal dispersal of acarids at ground level.
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On a case of the presence of acarids in urinary sediment.