acarinarium (s) (noun)
, acarinaria (pl)
A specialized anatomical structure which is adapted to facilitate the retention of mites on the body of an organism; such as, a bee or a wasp: "The acarinarium evolved to enhance the mutual relationship between the mites and the host organisms."
acarine (s) (noun)
, acarines (pl)
1. Of, belonging, or due, to Acari or mites.
2. The family Acariformes, a diverse suborder of mites (Acari) comprising three subgroups that include phytophagous, fungivorous, predatory, and parasitic forms.
3. A member of the order Acarina.
acarine dermatosis (s) (noun)
, acarine dermatoses (pl)
An eruption of the skin caused by mite parasites.
acarine disease (s) (noun)
, acarine diseases (pl)
A disease of adult bees caused by the parasitic mite Acarpis woodi.
acarinosis (s) (noun)
, acarinoses (pl)
Any disease caused by mites.
acariosis (s) (noun)
, acarioses (pl)
Infestation with ticks or mites.
acarodermatitis (s) (noun)
; dermatitises, dermatitides (pl)
Any skin inflammation caused by mites.
, more acaroid, most acaroid
Resembling a mite, or mite-like: "Pertaining to acaroid form of an Acarus or a mite."
, more acarological, most acarological
A reference to the scientific study of mites and ticks.
, more acarologically, most acarologically
Relating to mites and ticks or to the study of mites and ticks.
acarologist (s) (noun)
, acarologists (pl)
A specialist in acarology or the scientific study of mites and ticks.
acarology (s) (noun)
, acarologies (pl)
A branch of zoology that involves the study of mites and ticks.
"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."
acarophile (s) (noun)
, acarophiles (pl)
That which thrives in association with mites or which is attracted by mites: Karen's veterinarian explained that it was the acarophile of her cat by the mites which were living in her ears that made the animal's ears itch.
, more acarophilous, most acarophilous
A reference to living in union with mites: The acarophilous relationships involve the very small insects that live in foods, on plants, or on animals; including humans.
acarophily (s) (noun)
, acarophilies (pl)
A mutually beneficial relationship between mites and plants: "Any acarophily normally includes plants that are fertilized by the agency of mites."
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "spider; arachnoidea":