Thomisidae

plural noun

Tho·​mis·​i·​dae
thōˈmisəˌdē
: a widely distributed family of spiders that spin no webs, usually have the first two pairs of legs much longer than the last two pairs, and comprise the crab spiders

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Thomisus, type genus (irregular from Greek thōminx cord, string) + -idae; from their drawing single threads

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“Thomisidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thomisidae. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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