Definition of gamasid in English:

gamasid

adjective

Zoology
  • Belonging to or characteristic of the acarine group Gamasida (in early use restricted to the former family Gamasidae), comprising mites that are typically free-living and predatory, and some that are parasitic or commensal.

noun

Zoology
  • A gamasid mite.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Gamasus, genus name (Latreille, 1802), specific use of post-classical Latin gamasus agile + -id, after scientific Latin Gamasidae, former family name, or (in later use) Gamasida, group name.

Pronunciation

gamasid

/ˈɡaməsɪd/