Eurypelma

noun Eu·ry·pel·ma \ˌyu̇rəˈpelmə\

Definition of Eurypelma

  1. :  a genus of large hairy burrowing spiders (family Theraphosidae) of the western U.S. popularly held to be venomous that includes the typical New World tarantulas

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Origin and Etymology of eurypelma

New Latin, from eury- + Greek pelma sole of the foot; akin to Latin pellis skin, hide


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