Meaning of ARACHNID in English

ARACHNID

— arachnidan /euh rak"ni deuhn/ , adj. , n.

/euh rak"nid/ , n.

1. any wingless, carnivorous arthropod of the class Arachnida, including spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and daddy-longlegs, having a body divided into two parts, the cephalothorax and the abdomen, and having eight appendages and no antennae. Cf. insect .

adj.

2. belonging or pertaining to the arachnids.

[ 1865-70; Arachnida aráchn ( e ) spider, spider's web + NL -ida -IDA ]

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