Uloborus

noun

Ulob·​o·​rus
yüˈläbərəs
: a genus (the type of the family Uloboridae) of orb-spinning spiders

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek ouloboros having a deadly bite, from oulos deadly, destructive (akin to Greek ollynai to destroy) + -boros (from bibrōskein to eat, devour)

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“Uloborus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uloborus. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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