plural noun
Ci·​tig·​ra·​dae | \ sə̇ˈtigrəˌdē \

Definition of Citigradae

in former classifications
: a group comprising running spiders that chase their prey and including the wolf spiders and related forms

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Other Words from Citigradae

citigrade \ ˈsitəˌgrād \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Citigradae

New Latin, from citi- (from Latin citus swift) + -gradae (nominative plural feminine of -gradus -grade)

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“Citigradae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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