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Pronunciation: ă-kar′i-dē

Definition: A family of the order Acarina, a large group of exceptionally small mites, usually 0.5 mm or smaller, abundant in dried fruits and meats, grain, meal, and flour; frequently a cause of severe dermatitis among persons hypersensitized by frequent handling of infested products.

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