Definition of acarology in English:

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acarology

Pronunciation: /ˌakəˈräləjē/

noun

The study of mites and ticks.
Example sentences
  • Ronald Ochoa, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief expert on mites, is about to transform the 200-year-old study of mites - the science called acarology.
  • These advances herald a new age for acarology and provide easier, faster, and more efficient ways to control and use mites to benefit humans.
  • Systematic and Applied Acarology Society - Dedicated to promoting the development of acarology in China and enhancing communication among acarologists in the world.

Derivatives

acarologist

Pronunciation: /-jist/
noun
Example sentences
  • It is headed by renowned acarologist Carl C. Childers, an entomology professor with the University of Florida.
  • ‘Although conventional SEMs have been used by acarologists for the past 30 years, Wergin's technique has many advantages,’ says Ochoa.
  • Goff's professional career started at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, where he worked as an acarologist.

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek akari 'mite, tick' + -logy.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ac·a·rol·o·gy

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