acarus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to acarus: Acarus scabiei

ac·a·rus

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

[New Latin Acarus; see acarid.]

acarus

(ˈækərəs)
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]

ac•a•rus

(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
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Although Acarus siro was one of the most prevalent species found in foodstuffs around different places of Turkey, some researchers also paid attention to Lepidoglyphus destructor, Glycyphagus domesticus, Proctolaelaps pomorum, Cheylettus malaccensis, C.
The inventory of species of mites in stored products, revealed the presence of 5 species of which three are species that are subservient to stored products such Tyrophagus putrescentiae, Lepidoglyphus destructor, Glycophagus domesticus while Acarus siro is a cosmopolitan species that can be found everywhere and Peymotes sp.
Appropriate laboratory investigations like scraping for fungus, scraping for Acarus and skin biopsy etc.
VanDer Heid S, Niemeijer NR, Hovenga H, Monchy JGR, Dubois AEJ, Kauffman HF (1998) Prevalence of sensitization to the storage mites Acarus siro, Tyrophagus putrescentiae, and Lepidoglyphus destructor in allergic patients with different degree of sensitization to the house-dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus.
Mites of the genus Rhizoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae) infesting cultivated bulbs in central and southern Chile,with taxonomic notes on Acarus hyacinthi Biosduval andRhizoglyphus frickorum Nebsitt.