plural noun
Lin·​y·​phi·​idae | \ ˌlinəˈfīəˌdē \

Definition of Linyphiidae

: a large family of small spiders that weave horizontal sheet webs

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History and Etymology for Linyphiidae

New Latin, from Linyphia, type genus (from Greek linyphos linen weaver—from linon linen, cord, flax + hyphos web—+ New Latin -ia) + -idae

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“Linyphiidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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