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brown recluse spider


Medical Definition of BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER

:  a venomous spider of the genus Loxosceles (L. reclusa) especially of the southern and central United States that produces a dangerous cytotoxin which can cause necrotic lesions—called also brown recluse


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