an acarine, especially a mite of the family Acaridae.
of or relating to an acarid.
Historical Examples

As regards the scab, itch, and mange insects or mites (acarid), three perfectly distinct forms are known.
Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

Many insects are always covered with certain species of acarid.
Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden

They have always perplexed entomologists, who seem to consider them as parasites allied to acarid and lice.
Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden

Leroy de Mricourt found in pus, which was running from the ear of a sailor, acarid which Mons.
Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden

any of the small arachnids of the order Acarina (or Acari), which includes the ticks and mites
of or relating to the order Acarina

acarid ac·a·rid (āk’ə-rĭd)
An arachnid of the order Acarina.
ac’a·rid adj.
An arachnid of the order Acarina, which includes the mites and ticks. Acarids are small to minute, have no division between the cephalothorax and abdomen, and are often parasitic.

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