plural noun
Sex·​os·​ti·​a·​tae | \ ˌsekˌsästēˈāt(ˌ)ē \

Definition of Sexostiatae

in some classifications
: a group of spiders distinguished by the presence of six cardiac ostia

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History and Etymology for Sexostiatae

New Latin, from sex- + ostium + Latin -atae, feminine plural of -atus -ate

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“Sexostiatae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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