acarodermatitis ac·a·ro·der·ma·ti·tis (āk’ə-rō-dûr’mə-tī’tĭs)
A skin inflammation or eruption produced by an acarid.
resembling a mite or tick. adjective resembling a mite or tick acaroid ac·a·roid (āk’ə-roid’) adj. Resembling a mite.
- Acaroid gum
noun a red alcohol-soluble resin that exudes from various species of grass tree, esp Xanthorrhoea hastilis, and is used in varnishes, for coating paper, etc Also called gum accroides, acaroid resin
- Acaroid resin
a red or yellow resin obtained from the trunks of several grass trees, especially Xanthorrhoea hastilis, used chiefly in varnishes and lacquers and as a substitute for resin.
the branch of zoology dealing with mites and ticks. noun the study of mites and ticks
a pathological belief that the skin is infested with mites or insects, often leading to self-mutilation in order to eliminate the infestation. acarophobia ac·a·ro·pho·bi·a (āk’ə-rə-fō’bē-ə) n. An abnormal fear of mites, small insects, or worms. An abnormal fear of small particles, or of itching.