Definition of Araneidae
- Spiders of the family Araneidae build the familiar orb webs that are composed of a long thread of sticky silk laid in a spiral pattern on a frame of nonsticky threads.
- —Robert E. Ricklefs and Gary L. Miller, Ecology, 2000
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