Ther·​a·​pho·​sa | \ ˌtherəˈfōsə, -ōzə \

Definition of Theraphosa

: 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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History and Etymology for Theraphosa

New Latin, from Greek thēraphion, diminutive of thēr, thērion wild beast, animal, monster

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“Theraphosa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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