plural noun
Sal·​tic·​i·​dae | \ salˈtisəˌdē, sȯl- \

Definition of Salticidae

: a family of small spiders that stalk and leap upon their prey — see jumping spider

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History and Etymology for Salticidae

New Latin, from Salticus, type genus (from Late Latin salticus dancing, from Latin saltare to jump, leap, dance + -icus -ic) + -idae

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“Salticidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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