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acarology (s) (noun) (no pl)
A branch of zoology that involves the study of mites and ticks: Mrs. Smith was absolutely amazed at the information she read about acarology, and thought that she should clean and purify her house again!

"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."

—David Bodanis in The Secret House;
Simon & Schuster, Inc.; New York; 1986; page 14.
This entry is located in the following units: acaro-, acar-, acari-, acarin- (page 2) -ology, -logy, -ologist, -logist (page 1)