order Acarina

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Noun1.order Acarina - mites and ticksorder Acarina - mites and ticks      
animal order - the order of animals
Arachnida, class Arachnida - a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings
acarine - mite or tick
tick - any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
family Sarcoptidae, Sarcoptidae - small whitish mites
acarus, genus Acarus - any of several mites of the order Acarina
family Tetranychidae, Tetranychidae - plant-feeding mites
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Mites belong to the order Acarina and only a few species are known to affect humans.
ventricosus (Newport, 1850) (phylum Arthropoda, class Arachnida, order Acarina, suborder Prostigmata, family Pyemotidae) is an ectoparasite of arthropod larvae.