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araneid

Line breaks: ara¦neid
Pronunciation: /əˈreɪnɪɪd
 
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Definition of araneid in English:

noun

Zoology
An invertebrate of an order that comprises the spiders.
Example sentences
  • Females hunted for araneid spiders among the dense vegetation bordering the sand in which they nested.
  • She was just sitting there, as araneids are wont to do when there is no prey on their web.
  • The araneids are distinguished by their rather short, stout legs which are very spiny in most of the genera.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Araneida (former order name), from aranea 'spider'.

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