Definition of Acarus

1. Noun. Any of several mites of the order Acarina.

Exact synonyms: Genus Acarus
Group relationships: Acarina, Order Acarina
Generic synonyms: Mite



Definition of Acarus

1. n. A genus including many species of small mites.

Definition of Acarus

1. Noun. (zoology) A genus in the family Acaridae including many species of small mites. ¹

2. Noun. (context: zoology) A mite, especially one from the genus Acarus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acarus

1. a mite [n -RI] - See also: mite

Medical Definition of Acarus

1. Origin: NL, from Gr. The cheese mite, tick. A genus including many species of small mites. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acarus

acarodermatitis
acarodermatitis urticarioides
acarodomatium
acarodomatiums
acaroid
acaroid gum
acaroid resin
acarologies
acarologist
acarologists
acarology
acarophobia
acarpellous
acarpelous
acarpous
acarus
acaryote
acatalasaemia
acatalasemia
acatalasemias
acatalasia
acatalectic
acatalectics
acatalepsy
acataleptic
acataleptics
acatamathesia
acataphasia
acater
acaters

Literary usage of Acarus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"The acarus, or mite, is very abundantly dispersed throughout nature, existing apparently wherever nourishment is to be found, and representing, ..."

2. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1880)
"THE Acarus FOLLICULORUM.1 The Acarus folliculorum was discovered in 184^ by that ... Since that time, the Acarus folliculorum has been repeatedly seen and ..."

3. The Microscope in medicine by Lionel Smith Beale (1878)
"The process requires some practice and dexterity for its performance. A sharply pointed thin knife is an efficient instrument for obtaining the acarus. ..."

4. Diseases of the skin: Their Description, Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment by Henry Radcliffe Crocker (1888)
"A burrow formed by an acarus within the epidermis, containing a female acarus with the head directed to the blind end of the burrow. In the acarus is an ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1835)
"In 1812 the subject again became a matter of dispute, and a series of experiments were instituted in Paris, the result of which was, that the acarus was ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope: Including the Different by John Thomas Quekett (1852)
"Method of obtaining the Acarus scabiei or Itch-insect. ... In the case of the itch-insect, Acarus scabiei, the operator must examine carefully the parts ..."

7. A Manual of general pathology: Designed as an Introduction to the Practice by Joseph Frank Payne (1888)
"The acarus breathes air by the general surface, without special respiratory organs. It is a true parasite, not being able to live except on an animal body, ..."

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