Examples of arachnid in a Sentence
Spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks are arachnids.
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And arachnids eat 400 to 800 million tons of food a year, mostly insects.
The inflatable arachnid rests near the 400-foot observation wheel, atop the terminal building that serves the Eye as well as sister attractions Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium.
Eyes are being squished out sockets, optical illusions are boggling my brain, and way too many insects and arachnids are involved — all of which are giving me nightmares.
The scuba spider is the only arachnid to live exclusively underwater, despite lacking gills.
The arachnid-like DNA showed up in one of the caves, as did DNA from a type of insect called a springtail.
Only the abdomen was visible in the sample, but already Garwood could see hints of a relationship with arachnids.
And why the arachnid would go to such enormous lengths for a single egg didn’t make any sense.
The arachnid, which carries a venomous stinger, was found before passengers boarded the plane.
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The term arachnid refers to a class of animals that includes spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Most arachnids have a segmented body divided into two regions, with the front part bearing four pairs of legs, but no antennae. They have a hard external skeleton and range in size from the mite, which is 0.003-in (0.08-mm) long, to the 8-in (21-cm) black scorpion of Africa. As arachnids grow, they molt, or shed their skin, several times. Arachnids are primarily carnivorous, but most are unable to digest food internally, instead they inject their prey with digestive fluids, then suck the liquefied remains. Arachnids are found worldwide in nearly every habitat. Some mites and ticks are parasitic and can carry diseases. Venomous spiders and scorpions also may pose a danger to humans, but most arachnids are harmless and prey only on insects.
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