plural noun
Dic·​tyn·​i·​dae | \ dikˈtinəˌdē \

Definition of Dictynidae

: a family of spiders that spin irregular webs composed partly of threads curled by means of the calamistrum

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History and Etymology for Dictynidae

New Latin, from Dictyna, type genus (irregular from Greek diktyon net) + -idae

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

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