Definition of acarine in English:

acarine

noun

Zoology
  • A small arachnid of the order Acari; a mite or tick.

    • ‘The cloth is examined and any acarines found can be removed using the above stated procedure.’
    • ‘A bimonthly journal that publishes reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology - including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance.’
    • ‘Four families of homopterans (aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers, and delphacid planthoppers), thrips, chrysomellid beetles, and among the acarines, the eriophyd mites, are important vectors of plant viruses and bacteria.’
    • ‘Mites were very abundant in the leaf rosettes and much less abundant in the stalk material, thus we limited acarine identifications to those mites inhabiting the leaf rosettes.’
    • ‘The book deals with the biology and ecology of acarines, hemipteroids, coleopteroids and hymenopteroids.’
    • ‘It is in these trachea that the acarine mites reproduce and feed.’
    • ‘The Buckfast bee is a cross between the native British and the Italian bee; this cross was produced thirty-five years ago, shortly before the native bee was exterminated by acarine disease.’
    • ‘Additionally, I am addressing the highly neglected taxonomy of many of the marine meiofaunal groups (nematodes, copepods, ostracods, amphipods, acarines, etc).’
    • ‘Mullen presented 238 world-wide records of acarine parasites of mosquitoes but more than half of the observations concerned unidentified or doubtfully identified mites.’
    • ‘Part I contains reviews of insect allatostatic peptides, endocrine controls of insect vitellogenesis, neuropeptides inhibiting growth and reproduction in crustaceans, crustacean hyperglycemic hormones, ecdysteroid synthesis and regulation in crustaceans, and endocrine regulation of development and reproduction in acarines.’
    • ‘Unlike other arachnids, which are free-living, a large number of acarines have developed intimate associations with other animals.’
    • ‘The acarine fauna found on dust samples from living and bedroom curtains from dwellings in Campinas presents only partially correlated with mite species present on dust from many other indoor sources.’
    • ‘Ticks aren't insects; they're acarines, closer kin to spiders.’
    • ‘The species identities of the acarine ectoparasites were not determined.’
    • ‘The award supports graduate students in attending the Acarology Summer Program at Ohio State University or an equivalent institution where they can obtain training in the systematics of acarines.’
    • ‘The invention relates to pour-on formulations of pesticidal active compounds which have, in particular, an action on acarines and insects, and the preparation and use of the pesticidal pour-on formulations.’
    • ‘Ticks are saclike acarines with a leathery appearance.’
    • ‘There are external acarine mites: A. exturnus, A. dorsalis & A. vagans - little is known about them.’
    • ‘Those interested in acarines or the captive culture of arachnids are referred to two other listservers: Acarology and Arachnid.’

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to or denoting acarines.

    • ‘Mites were very abundant in the leaf rosettes and much less abundant in the stalk material, thus we limited acarine identifications to those mites inhabiting the leaf rosettes.’

Pronunciation

acarine

/ˈakərʌɪn/