Acarina


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Acarina

[‚a·kə′rēn·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The ticks and mites, a large order of the class Arachnida, characterized by lack of body demarcation into cephalothorax and abdomen.
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Mites belong to the order Acarina and are a kind of arthropod with only a few species known to affect humans (5-7).
Native grass covered fields showed a somewhat greater abundance of Acarina at both sample times.
Trombiculosis is an infestation of the skin by the larval stage of various species of mites belonging to the phylum Arthropoda, class Arachnida, subclass Acarina.