plural noun
Ac·​er·​a·​ta | \ ˌāsəˈrätə, ˌas-, -rā- \

Definition of Acerata

in old classifications
: a class of arthropods comprising the Merostomata and Arachnida

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First Known Use of Acerata

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acerata

New Latin, from Greek akeratos without horns, from a- a- entry 2 + kerat-, keras horn

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“Acerata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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