Eurypelma

noun
Eu·​ry·​pel·​ma | \ ˌyu̇rəˈpelmə \

Definition of Eurypelma

: 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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History and Etymology for Eurypelma

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

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“Eurypelma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eurypelma. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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