plural noun Club·i·on·i·dae \ˌkləbēˈänəˌdē\

Definition of Clubionidae

  1. :  a family of terrestrial tube-weaving spiders lacking cribellum, calamistrum, and colulus

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Origin and Etymology of clubionidae

New Latin, from Clubiona, type genus (irregular from Greek kleos glory + bioun to live) + -idae; akin to Greek klytos famous, Greek bios life — more at loud, quick

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