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n. pl. ac·a·ri (-rī′)
A mite, especially one of the genus Acarus.

[New Latin Acarus; see acarid.]


n, pl -ri (-ˌraɪ)
(Animals) any of the free-living mites of the widely distributed genus Acarus, several of which, esp A. siro, are serious pests of stored flour, grain, etc
[C17: New Latin, from Greek akari a small thing, a mite]


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acarus - any of several mites of the order Acarinaacarus - any of several mites of the order Acarina
Acarina, order Acarina - mites and ticks
mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
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We used 35 local terms (nigua, nihua, niua, pique, pigue, piqui, piki, pico, sico, seccec, chegoe, chego, chigger, puce chique, puce de sable, chique, chica, bicho de pe, bicho do porco, pulga de areia, jatecuba, jigger, chicque, sand flea, tchike, tschike, sike, xique, ckicke, aagrani, atten, tom, tu, tungay, and tunga) and 9 scientific terms (Pulex minimus cutem penetrans Americanus, Pulex minutissimun nigricans, Acarus fuscus sub cutem nidulans proboscide acutiore, Pulex penetrans, Rhynchoprion penetrans, Sarcophaga penetrans, Dermatophilus penetrans, Sarcopsylla penetrans, and Tunga penetrans).
The other two shareholders are HRT Oil & Gas, which owns 40% working interest, while Acarus Investments owns 20% carried interest.