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araneid Syllabification: a·ra·ne·id
Pronunciation: /əˈrānēid/

Definition of araneid in English:


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.


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

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