Theraphosa

noun Ther·a·pho·sa \ˌtherəˈfōsə, -ōzə\

Definition of Theraphosa

  1. :  the type genus of the family Theraphosidae including a rare African spider (T. blondi) that is the largest of spiders with a body length of over three inches and a leg span of nearly 10 inches

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Origin and Etymology of theraphosa

New Latin, from Greek thēraphion, diminutive of thēr, thērion wild beast, animal, monster — more at fierce


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