acarology
The study of acarine parasites, the ticks and mites, and the diseases they transmit. [G. akari, mite, + logos, study]

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ac·a·rol·o·gy .ak-ə-'räl-ə-jē n, pl -gies a branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of mites and ticks
ac·a·rol·o·gist -jəst n

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ac·a·rol·o·gy (ak″ə-rolґə-je) [acaro- + -logy] the scientific study of mites and ticks.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • acarology — acarologist, n. /ak euh rol euh jee/, n. the branch of zoology dealing with mites and ticks. [ACAR(US) + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • acarology — noun The study of ticks and mites …   Wiktionary

  • acarology — study of mites Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • acarology — n. scientific study of acarids (mites and ticks) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acarology — [ˌakə rɒlədʒi] noun the study of mites and ticks. Derivatives acarologist noun Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk akari mite, tick + logy …   English new terms dictionary

  • acarology — ac·a·rol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • acarology — jē noun ( es) Etymology: acar + logy 1. : a branch of zoology that treats of mites and ticks 2. : a treatise on mites and ticks …   Useful english dictionary

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