Lycosidae

plural noun
Ly·​cosi·​dae | \ līˈkōsəˌdē, -käs- \

Definition of Lycosidae

: a cosmopolitan family of relatively large active ground spiders that catch their prey by pursuit rather than in a web

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History and Etymology for Lycosidae

New Latin, from Lycosa, type genus + -idae

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“Lycosidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lycosidae. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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