Definitions for "Acarine disease"
a disease of adult bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) caused by the parasitic mite Acarapsis woodi (Acari), which infests the tracheae leading from the first pair of thoracic spiracles, causing the bees to lose their ability to fly and shortening the life of overwintering bees (Steinhaus and Martignoni).
The name of the disease caused by the tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi). See Trachael mite.