Araneae verae

plural noun

Araneae ve·​rae
in some classifications
: a division of spiders that comprises those with laterally articulated chelicerae and is equivalent to the Apneumonomorphae, Dipneumonomorphae, and Hypochilomorphae

Word History


New Latin, literally, true spiders

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“Araneae verae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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