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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. mites and ticks;
[syn: Acarina, order Acarina]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acarina \Ac`a*ri"na\, prop. n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? a mite.] (Zool.) The order of Arachnida which includes the mites and ticks. Many species are parasitic, and cause diseases like the itch and mange. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arachnida \A*rach"ni*da\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? spider.] (Zool.) One of the classes of Arthropoda. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] Note: They have four pairs of legs, no antenn[ae] nor wings, a pair of mandibles, and one pair of maxill[ae] or palpi. The head is usually consolidated with the thorax. The respiration is either by tranche[ae] or by pulmonary sacs, or by both. The class includes three principal orders: Araneina, or spiders; Arthrogastra, including scorpions, etc.; and Acarina, or mites and ticks. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Acarina n 1: mites and ticks [syn: Acarina, order Acarina]