acarinarium
n.; pl. -aria [Gr. akari, mite or tick; L. -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.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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