One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Treated as plural. A family of arachnids, originally comprising the mites and ticks (equivalent to the current subclass Acari), and in later use restricted to certain small mites.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From scientific Latin Acaridae from Acarus + -idae, replacing earlier Acaridiae.
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