acari

A large, cosmopolitan order of arachnids comprising the mites and ticks, including parasites of plants, animals, and man, as well as several important disease vectors. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Acari

• (pl. ) of Acarus
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Acari

Acari Mites and ticks; a diverse order of small free-living and parasitic arthropods (Arachnida) comprising about 30,000 recognized species although this may represent only a small proportion of the world fauna; a body mostly small, compact; head and abdomen fused; mouthparts include chelicerae and subcapitulum; immense variety of form and habit in...
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Acari

Acarina, Acari The order of mites and ticks, in the class Arachnida; easily distinguished by a false head (gnathasoma) that has mouth parts, and by a lack of distinct separation between the cephalothorax and the abdomen. The Acarina is the most important order of the Arachnids, because in this group are found a number of pests of both plants and a...
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Acari

Acari (or Acarina) are a taxon of arachnids that contains mites and ticks. The diversity of the Acari is extraordinary and its fossil history goes back to at least the early Devonian period. As a result, acarologists (the people who study mites and ticks) have proposed a complex set of taxonomic ranks to classify mites. In most modern treatments, ...
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