plural noun Oo·nop·i·dae \ˌōəˈnäpəˌdē\

Definition of Oonopidae

  1. :  a family of small hunting spiders (suborder Dipneumonomorphae) having six eyes or none and six spinnerets

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Origin and Etymology of oonopidae

New Latin, from Oonops, type genus (irregular from Greek ōion egg + New Latin -ops) + -idae — more at egg

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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