Linyphiidae

plural noun

Lin·​y·​phi·​idae
ˌlinəˈfīəˌdē
: a large family of small spiders that weave horizontal sheet webs

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Linyphiidae. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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