Thomisidae

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

Definition of Thomisidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of thomisidae

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


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