acaro-, acar-, acari-, acarin-

(Greek > Latin: "tiny spider", mite[s] "itch"; ticks)

acarophily (s) (noun), acarophilies (pl)
Cooperative relationships between plants and mites.
acarophobe (s) (noun), acarophobes (pl)
Anyone who fears mites or being infested with bugs or worms and of the itching they might cause.
acarophobia (s) (noun), acarophobias (pl)
1. An excessive apprehension of skin infestation by mites or ticks: A person who is abnormally alarmed about getting head lice can be identified as suffering from acarophobia.
2. Fear of small objects, such as insects, worms, mites, and non-living things like needles and pins: Some people are so afraid of bugs and beetles that they seal off their windows, vacuum and sweep several times a day, and feel anxious outside their "cleansed" homes or apartments.
Scribe is running from bugs.
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There are over 2,000 different kinds of fleas, of the order Siphonaptera (the kind that live in hair or fur).

—Michael Andrews, The Life That Lives on Man
Taplinger Publishing Company; New York; 1976; page 106.
acarophobiac (s) (noun), acarophobiacs (pl)
Anyone who has an abnormal fear of mites, other small insects, or worms: Janet, being an acarophobiac, always seems to have an irrational dread of being bitten by tiny bugs of any kind.
acarophytism (s) (noun), acarophytisms (pl)
Symbiosis between plants and mites.
acarotoxic (adjective), more acarotoxic, most acarotoxic
A reference to a poison that kills mites.
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."
otoacariasis, parasitic otitis (s) (noun); otoacariases, parasitic otitides (pl)
An infestation of the auditory canal of cats, dogs, foxes, and other animals by auricular mites: "Otoacariasis is an infestation of the ears that causes considerable discomfort and tenderness."

In extreme cases, parasitic otitides cause symptoms; such as, loss of appetite, wasting away, and fits."

pulmonary acariasis (s) (noun), pulmonary acariases (pl)
Infestation of the lungs of animals with mies: pulmonary acariasis is common in monkeys in the wild state; especially, Rhesus and baboons."

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "spider; arachnoidea": arachno-; arano-; mite, mites.