water tick
Water mite Wa"ter mite` (Zo["o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in color, and while young are parasites of fresh-water insects and mussels. Called also {water tick}, and {water spider}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water tick — Wa ter tick Same as {Water mite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Water mite — Wa ter mite (Zo[ o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in color, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water spider — Water mite Wa ter mite (Zo[ o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water mite — noun : a mite of the group Hydrachnellae; especially : a free living freshwater mite of the family Hydrachnidae called also water spider, water tick * * * water mite, = water spider. (Cf. ↑water spider) …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-spider — n. Water tick …   New dictionary of synonyms

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