acaro-, acar-, acari-, acarin- (Greek > Latin: "tiny spider", mite[s] "itch"; ticks).
A reference to acarids or mites.
1. Infestation with mites.
2. Any disease caused by mites, usually a skin infestation.
Destructive to mites or an agent that destroys (kills) mites or ticks.
An arachnid of the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks.
Of or belonging to mites; a member of the mite family.
Diverse suborder of mites (Acari) comprising three subgroups; includes phytophagous, fungivorous, predatory, and parasitic forms.
Of, belonging, or due, to Acari or mites.
Any disease caused by mites.
Any skin inflammation caused by mites.
Resembling a mite; having the form of, or allied to, an Acarus or mite; mite-like.acarologist:A specialist in acarology.
The scientific study of mites and ticks.
Applied to plants that are fertilized by the agency of mites.
Thriving in association with mites.
An abnormal or irrational fear of mites or of other minute animate (insects, worms) or inanimate (pins, needles) objects, sometimes accompanied by fear of parasites crawling beneath the skin.
Symbiosis between plants and mites.
A poison that kills mites.
Acarus (singular), a mite; Acari (plural):
A genus of minute Arachnida, or spider-like animals, including the cheese-mite and its congeners [members of the same kind or group]; a mite.
An infestation of the auditory canal of cats, dogs, foxes, and other animals by auricular mites, chiefly Otodectes cynotis, which infest the ears and cause considerable discomfort and tenderness; in extreme cases, they cause symptoms such as loss of appetite, wasting, and fits.
"There are thousands and thousands of sub-visible dust mites in every home, regardless of how often it is cleaned. It sounds unpleasant, but is quite normal."
"Our houses are hosts to these creatures which are ultra-tiny (so small they were only first discovered in 1965) which live in human carpets, in our beds, on our food, floating in the air, in fact, they are omnipresent."
"Aristotle called mites akari and they are now described as being of the order Acarina. They are impressively tiny, the follicle mite with all its complex anatomy is smaller than the single cell of the human ovum."
"Our skins are a habitat which supports a whole flora and fauna of creatures which have evolved with us through millennia."
"Few people can calmly accept the idea that worm-like creatures which have been described as eight-legged crocodiles squirm out their microcosmic lives in warm oily lairs in our hair follicles."