plural noun
Oxy·​op·​i·​dae | \ ˌäksēˈäpəˌdē \

Definition of Oxyopidae

: a family of diurnal hunting spiders that have eight eyes and long legs and do not use webs to trap their prey

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History and Etymology for Oxyopidae

New Latin, from Oxyopes, type genus (from Greek oxyōpēs sharp-eyed, from oxy- oxy- + -ōpēs -eyed—from ōps eye—) + -idae

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“Oxyopidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxyopidae. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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