plural noun

: an order of Arachnida limited to warm or tropical regions that includes the whip scorpions and other moderate-sized arachnids having an unsegmented cephalothorax and a segmented flattened abdomen, small often retractile 2-segmented chelicerae, large usually chelate pedipalps, and a slender many-jointed first pair of legs

Word History


New Latin, from pedipalpus + -ida

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“Pedipalpida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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