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Acari (noun) (plural)
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 three suborders, Acariformes, Opilioacriformes, and Parasitiformes.

"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."

—Compiled from The Life That Lives on Man by Michael Andrews;
Taplinger Publishing Company; New York; 1977; page 75.
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Acarina (s) (noun), Acari (pl)
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Acarus (s), (noun), Acari (pl)
A genus of minute spider-like insects, including the cheese-mite and its congeners [members of the same kind or group]; a mite: "Acari are often ectoparasitic, causing itching, mange, and other skin diseases."
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(Greek > Latin: "tiny spider", mite[s] "itch"; ticks)