Definition of arachnid in English:

arachnid

Line breaks: arach|nid
Pronunciation: /əˈraknɪd
 
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Zoology

noun

An arthropod of the class Arachnida, such as a spider or scorpion.
More example sentences
  • Wolbachia bacteria infect many insects, arachnids (mites and spiders), crustaceans, and parasitic nematodes.
  • In the comic book world, too, spiders, which are of course really arachnids, are considered insects.
  • ‘Apart from social spiders that build mutual webs, I can't think of any other examples’ of such a collective trap strategy among insects or arachnids, Jones added.

adjective

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Relating to or denoting arachnids.
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  • Without the bone chilling, sustained freezing temperatures of years gone by the arachnid population thrives.
  • It is dark brown, with short hair bristling off eight legs that support its arachnid body.
  • All spiders are members of the arachnid order Araneae, which is divided into two suborders.

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