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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