Meaning of acarology in English:


Pronunciation /ˌakəˈrɒlədʒi/


mass noun
  • The study of mites and ticks.

    ‘Ronald Ochoa, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief expert on mites, is about to transform the 200-year-old study of mites - the science called acarology.’
    • ‘These advances herald a new age for acarology and provide easier, faster, and more efficient ways to control and use mites to benefit humans.’
    • ‘Systematic and Applied Acarology Society - Dedicated to promoting the development of acarology in China and enhancing communication among acarologists in the world.’
    • ‘Acarina is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal publishing high - quality original and review papers on all aspects of acarology.’


Late 19th century from Greek akari ‘mite, tick’ + -logy.