plural noun
Ther·​a·​pho·​si·​dae | \ ˌtherəˈfōsəˌdē, -ōzə- \

Definition of Theraphosidae

: a family of very large chiefly tropical spiders with four spinnerets and the eight eyes in a compact group — see bird spider, eurypelma , tarantula, theraphosa

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History and Etymology for Theraphosidae

New Latin, from Theraphosa, type genus + -idae

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

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