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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-rid]
    • /ˈæk ə rɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-rid]
    • /ˈæk ə rɪd/

Definitions of acarid word

  • noun acarid any of the small arachnids of the order Acarina (or Acari), which includes the ticks and mites 3
  • adjective acarid of or relating to the order Acarina 3
  • noun acarid any of a subclass (Acari) of small arachnids, including the ticks and mites, which are parasites and agricultural pests 3
  • noun acarid an acarine, especially a mite of the family Acaridae. 1
  • adjective acarid of or relating to an acarid. 1
  • noun acarid (biology, zoology) Any parasitic arachnid, such as mites and ticks, of the subclass Acarina. 1

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Origin of acarid

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; acar(us) + -id2

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Parts of speech for Acarid


acarid popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for acarid

noun acarid

  • speck — a small spot differing in color or substance from that of the surface or material upon which it appears or lies: Specks of soot on the window sill.
  • insect — any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air-breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two pairs of wings.
  • bug — A bug is an insect or similar small creature.
  • particle — a minute portion, piece, fragment, or amount; a tiny or very small bit: a particle of dust; not a particle of supporting evidence.
  • parasite — an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

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