Definition of Acaridae in English:

Acaridae

noun

Zoology
  • 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.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From scientific Latin Acaridae from Acarus + -idae, replacing earlier Acaridiae.

Pronunciation:

Acaridae

/əˈkɛːrɪdiː//əˈkɑːrɪdʌɪ/