Definition of acarid in English:


noun & adjective

  • See Acari

    • ‘It is used for controlling acarid for several plants.’
    • ‘Heavy infestations of acarid mites indicate that storage conditions are too damp or dusty.’
    • ‘Do I love him enough to overcome my morbid dread of acarids or do I hate the acarids so much that I will risk losing my love?’
    • ‘When veterinarian Liu Guiqing of Shanghai Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Station treated a dog for acarid, she was surprised to discover the animal's owner, a divorced man who was very attached to the dog, was also ill.’
    • ‘Arachnids are represented in Sweden by spiders, harvestmen, pseudoscorpions and acarids.’
    • ‘Moreover, the predatory mite C. simplex showed a preferable response to the acarid mites but it also significantly reduced citrus nematode T. semipenetrans populations under greenhouse conditions.’
    • ‘Particles that have these kinds of characters are pollen, acarids, animal dandruff and fungi.’
    • ‘This project gathered important scientific knowledge about the infestation of ham by parasites, including fungi and tiny spider-like acarids or mites, during the curing process.’
    • ‘The risk of sensitization to acarids is proportional to their density in the patient's home environment.’
    • ‘Washing is the best way to ensure complete cleanliness and totally getting rid of acarids.’
    • ‘Gastropods, micro-insects and acarids are restricted to several layers in the section and charophytes are only distributed in its top part.’
    • ‘Parts of the inner bark of the trees were removed and microscopic observations, which were carried out the next day, showed the existence of microscopic organisms and acarids.’
    • ‘Most dejecta of dust acarid may be found on home mattress, pillow, bedquilt, sofa, carpet and curtain.’
    • ‘However, acarids have tarsal claws that attach directly to the tarsi, whereas algophagids and hyadesiids have tarsal claws at the ends of flattened pulvilliform pretarsal stalks.’