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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arachnida  \A*rach"ni*da\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  spider.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  classes  of  Arthropoda.  See  Illustration  in 
  Appendix. 
 
  Note:  They  have  four  pairs  of  legs,  no  antenn[ae]  nor  wings, 
  a  pair  of  mandibles,  and  one  pair  of  maxill[ae]  or 
  palpi.  The  head  is  usually  consolidated  with  the 
  thorax.  The  respiration  is  either  by  tranche[ae]  or  by 
  pulmonary  sacs,  or  by  both  The  class  includes  three 
  principal  orders:  {Araneina},  or  spiders; 
  {Arthrogastra},  including  scorpions,  etc.;  and 
  {Acarina},  or  mites  and  ticks. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acarina  \Ac`a*ri"na\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  from  Gr  ?  a  mite.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  group  of  Arachnida  which  includes  the  mites  and  ticks. 
  Many  species  are  parasitic,  and  cause  diseases  like  the  itch 
  and  mange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Acarina 
  n  :  mites  and  ticks  [syn:  {Acarina},  {order  Acarina}] 




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