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acarine

Syllabification: ac·a·rine
Pronunciation: /ˈakəˌrīn, -ˌrēn
 
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Zoology

Definition of acarine in English:

noun

A small arachnid of the order Acari; a mite or tick.
Example sentences
  • Mites were very abundant in the leaf rosettes and much less abundant in the stalk material, thus we limited acarine identifications to those mites inhabiting the leaf rosettes.
  • Ticks aren't insects; they're acarines, closer kin to spiders.
  • The cloth is examined and any acarines found can be removed using the above stated procedure.

adjective

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Relating to or denoting acarines.
Example sentences
  • Mites were very abundant in the leaf rosettes and much less abundant in the stalk material, thus we limited acarine identifications to those mites inhabiting the leaf rosettes.

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