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solifuge

Line breaks: soli|fuge
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒlɪfjuːdʒ
 
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(also solifugid /sɒˈlɪfjʊdʒɪd/)

Definition of solifuge in English:

noun

Zoology
A sun spider.
Example sentences
  • They're actually solpugids, or solifugids (aka camel spiders, aka wind scorpions).
  • Chomping down with oversize jaws, a wind scorpion (also known as a camel spider, sun spider, or solifugid) lunches on a lizard in California's Mojave Desert.
  • Despite the name and appearance, camel spiders are actually solifugids which, unlike spiders, do not have venom or silk glands.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin solifuga.

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