Adjective "acarine" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈakərʌɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small arachnid of the order "Acari" ; a mite or tick.
  1. 'Ticks aren't insects; they're acarines, closer kin to spiders.'
  2. 'A bimonthly journal that publishes reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology - including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance.'
  3. 'Mites were very abundant in the leaf rosettes and much less abundant in the stalk material, thus we limited acarine identifications to those mites inhabiting the leaf rosettes.'
  4. 'The acarine fauna found on dust samples from living and bedroom curtains from dwellings in Campinas presents only partially correlated with mite species present on dust from many other indoor sources.'
  5. 'Mullen presented 238 world-wide records of acarine parasites of mosquitoes but more than half of the observations concerned unidentified or doubtfully identified mites.'
  6. 'There are external acarine mites: A. exturnus, A. dorsalis & A. vagans - little is known about them.'
  7. 'The cloth is examined and any acarines found can be removed using the above stated procedure.'
  8. 'Part I contains reviews of insect allatostatic peptides, endocrine controls of insect vitellogenesis, neuropeptides inhibiting growth and reproduction in crustaceans, crustacean hyperglycemic hormones, ecdysteroid synthesis and regulation in crustaceans, and endocrine regulation of development and reproduction in acarines.'
  9. 'The species identities of the acarine ectoparasites were not determined.'

adjective

Relating to or denoting acarines.

    Definitions

    noun

    1. any of numerous arachnids of the order Acarina, comprising the mites and ticks.

    adjective

    2. belonging or pertaining to the order Acarina.