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arachnid

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noun arach·nid \ə-ˈrak-nəd, -ˌnid\

Simple Definition of arachnid

  • : a kind of animal that has eight legs and a body formed of two parts

Full Definition of arachnid

  1. :  any of a class (Arachnida) of arthropods comprising chiefly terrestrial invertebrates, including the spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks, and having a segmented body divided into two regions of which the anterior bears four pairs of legs but no antennae

arachnid adjective

Examples of arachnid

  1. Spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks are arachnids.



1826

First Known Use of arachnid

1826

Rhymes with arachnid



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