Opilioacariformes


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Opilioacariformes

[ō¦pil·ē·ō‚kar·ə′fȯr·mēz]
(invertebrate zoology)
A small monofamilial order of the Acari comprising large mites characterized by long legs and by the possession of a pretarsus on the pedipalp, with prominent claws.
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