Definitions for arachnidəˈræk nɪd

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  1. arachnid, arachnoid(noun)

    air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs

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  1. arachnid(Noun)

    Any of the eight-legged creatures, including spiders and scorpions, of the class Arachnida

  2. Origin: arachnide (1809, Lamarck), from ἀράχνη.

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  1. Arachnid(noun)

    an arachnidan

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  1. Arachnid

    Arachnids are a class of joint-legged invertebrate animals in the subphylum Chelicerata. All arachnids have eight legs, although the front pair of legs in some species has converted to a sensory function, while in other species, different appendages can grow large enough to take on the appearance of extra pairs of legs. The term is derived from the Greek word ἀράχνη, meaning "spider". Almost all extant arachnids are terrestrial. However, some inhabit freshwater environments and, with the exception of the pelagic zone, marine environments as well. They comprise over 100,000 named species, including spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, ticks, mites and Solifugae.


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