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əˈræk nɪdarach·nid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arachnid, arachnoidnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. arachnidnoun

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Arachnid

    Arachnida () is a class of joint-legged invertebrate animals (arthropods), in the subphylum Chelicerata. Arachnida includes, among others, spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen, camel spiders, whip spiders and vinegaroons.Adult arachnids have eight legs attached to the cephalothorax, although the frontmost 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 (aráchnē, 'spider'), from the myth of the hubristic human weaver Arachne, who was turned into a spider.Almost all extant arachnids are terrestrial, living mainly on land. However, some inhabit freshwater environments and, with the exception of the pelagic zone, marine environments as well. They comprise over 100,000 named species, of which 47,000 are species of spiders.

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  1. arachnid

    An arachnid is a type of invertebrate animal that belongs to the class Arachnida within the phylum Arthropoda. They are characterized by having four pairs of segmented legs and a body divided into two distinct parts: the cephalothorax (combined head and thorax) and the abdomen. Arachnids include various species like spiders, scorpions, ticks, and mites. Most arachnids are terrestrial and some are venomous. Unlike insects, they do not have antennae or wings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arachnidnoun

    an arachnidan

Wikidata

  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arachnid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arachnid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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