Ctenizidae

plural noun
Cte·​niz·​i·​dae | \ tə̇ˈnizəˌdē \

Definition of Ctenizidae

: a family of large burrowing spiders — see trap-door spider

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History and Etymology for Ctenizidae

New Latin, from Cteniza, type genus (from Greek ktenizion, diminutive of kten-, kteis comb) + -idae

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“Ctenizidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ctenizidae. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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