Thomisidae

plural noun
Tho·​mis·​i·​dae | \ thōˈmisəˌdē \

Definition of Thomisidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Thomisidae

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 27 Oct. 2021.

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