Acarus
A genus of mites of the family Acaridae. [G. akari, mite]
- A. balatus a tropical species of mite that causes a particularly severe type of scabies-like irritation.
- A. folliculorum SYN: Demodex folliculorum.
- A. gallinae SYN: Dermanyssus gallinae.
- A. hordei the barley mite, a species that penetrates beneath the skin.
- A. rhizoglypticus hyacinthi a species of mite that develops in spoiled onions and may cause dermatitis.
- A. scabei former term for Sarcoptes scabiei.

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ac·a·rus 'ak-ə-rəs n
1) cap a genus of arachnids including a number of small mites and formerly including all mites and ticks
2) pl ac·a·ri -.rī, -.rē MITE esp one of the genus Acarus or formerly included in this genus

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n.
a genus of mites. The flour mite, A. siro (T. farinae), is nonparasitic, but its presence in flour can cause a severe allergic dermatitis in flour-mill workers.

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Ac·a·rus (akґə-rəs) [L., from Gr. akari a mite] a genus of small mites of the family Acaridae. They are often ectoparasitic, causing itch, mange, and other skin diseases.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • acarus — [ akarys ] n. m. • 1808; acare 1752; lat. zool., du gr. akari « ciron » ♦ Zool. Parasite de l ordre des acariens. Acarus de la gale. ⇒ sarcopte. Des acarus. ⇒ACARE, ACARUS, subst. masc. A. PARASITOL. Acarus, Acare de la gale. Parasite de l ordre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Acarus — Ac a*rus, n.; pl. {Acari}. [NL., from Gr. ? the cheese mite, tick.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus including many species of small mites. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acărus — Acărus, Art der Milben, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Acărus — Acărus, die Krätzmilbe; Acarina, Ordnung der Spinnentiere, s. Milben …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Acarus — Ciron (arachnide) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ciron …   Wikipédia en Français

  • acarus — noun (plural acari) Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek akari, a mite Date: 1658 mite; especially one of a formerly extensive genus (Acarus) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acarus — /ak euhr euhs/, n., pl. acari / euh ruy /. a mite, esp. of the genus Acarus. [1650 60; < NL < Gk ákari mite] * * * …   Universalium

  • acarus — ac•a•rus [[t]ˈæk ər əs[/t]] n. pl. a•ri [[t] əˌraɪ[/t]] ent a mite, esp. of the genus Acarus[/ex] • Etymology: 1650–60; < NL < Gk ákari mite ac′a•roid , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • acarus — /ˈækərəs/ (say akuhruhs) noun (plural acari /ˈækəri/ (say akuhree)) an animal of the genus Acarus; a mite. {New Latin, from Greek akari} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acarus — noun any of several mites of the order Acarina • Syn: ↑genus Acarus • Hypernyms: ↑mite • Member Holonyms: ↑Acarina, ↑order Acarina …   Useful english dictionary

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