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  • any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
  • a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

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  • a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic" ,
  • any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods

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Mite Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Acarina, or Acari, are the mites and ticks. They are an order of Arachnids.

Their fossil history goes back to the Devonian era. Most acarines are tiny: less than a millimetre. It is estimated that over 50,000 species have been described, but a million or more species may be currently living. The study of mites and ticks is called acarology.

Acarines live in practically every habitat, and include aquatic (freshwater and sea water) and terrestrial species. They outnumber other arthropods in the soil and detritus. Many are parasitic, and they affect both vertebrates and invertebrates. Most parasitic forms are external parasites, while the free living forms are generally predators and may even be used to control undesirable arthropods. Others help to break down forest litter and dead organic matter such as skin cells. Others still are herbivorous and may damage crops. Damage to crops is perhaps the most costly economic effect of mites, especially by the spider mites and their relatives, earth mites, thread-footed mites and the gall and rust mites.



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