acarinarium

From ZooTerms (Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology)
Revision as of 00:39, 14 September 2013 by Andreas Plank (Talk | contribs) (1 revision: import_noun-simple)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
acarinarium (noun; plural acarinaria; Greek akari, mite or tick; Latin -arium, place for): 1. (Arthropoda: Chelicerata) Any surface or anatomical feature, enclosed or not, internal or external, that regularly serves as an abode for mites.

2. (Arthropoda: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, variously placed and constructed integumental cavities that serve as abodes for mites in certain eumenine wasps; originally defined as the enclosed acarid chambers of xylocopid bees.