Solpugida

plural noun
Sol·​pu·​gi·​da | \ -jədə \

Definition of Solpugida

: an order of hairy arachnids having a segmented thorax and abdomen, slender pedipalpi that resemble legs, and strong chelate chelicerae, showing in structure close relationship to the scorpions but breathing by means of tracheae and having no book lungs, and occurring widely in warm regions with the exception of Madagascar and Australia

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History and Etymology for Solpugida

New Latin, from Solpuga, genus of arachnids (from Latin salpuga, solpuga, solipuga a kind of venomous ant or spider) + -ida

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“Solpugida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Solpugida. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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