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[mass noun] The study of mites and ticks.
- ‘Systematic and Applied Acarology Society - Dedicated to promoting the development of acarology in China and enhancing communication among acarologists in the world.’
- ‘Ronald Ochoa, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief expert on mites, is about to transform the 200-year-old study of mites - the science called acarology.’
- ‘These advances herald a new age for acarology and provide easier, faster, and more efficient ways to control and use mites to benefit humans.’
- ‘Acarina is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal publishing high - quality original and review papers on all aspects of acarology.’
Early 20th century: from Greek akari mite, tick + -logy.
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