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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.
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(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 newest class of insecticides are isoxazolines, chemicals that are selectively toxic to insects (fleas) and acarines (mites and ticks) in a way that does not pose a risk to mammals.
Ticks are hematophagous acarines mainly distributed in two major families, Ixodidae (hard tick) and Argasidae (soft tick) (BLACK & PIESMAN, 1994), while only one tick species is present in the Nuttalliellidae family (GUGLIELMONE et al., 2010).