Definition of acarophilous in English:

acarophilous

adjective

Botany
  • That lives in or is adapted for a symbiotic relationship with mites; specifically (of a plant) pollinated by mites.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From scientific Latin Acarus acarus + -o- + -philous, after German akarophil and entomophilous.

Pronunciation:

acarophilous

/ˌakəˈrɒfɪləs/