Examples of arachnid in a Sentence
Spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks are arachnids.
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Gofton and her friend Andrew Giliberto encountered the arachnid outside a SPAR Supermarket in the town of Halifax.
As such, many species of arachnids do not have spinnerets.
An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered suspended in amber, a pair of new studies reported Monday.
Hannah Wood, curator of arachnids and myriapods at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, authored a new paper in the journal Zookeys describing 18 new species of pelican spider from Madagascar.
The arachnid was found on a 12-year-old Icelandic sheep on the farm, in the northwestern part of the state.
When University of Kansas researcher Paul Selden first examined an unknown species of arachnid found in 100-million-year-old Burmese amber from Myanmar, the specimens had some familiar characteristics.
The bite of the lone star tick — named for a white spot shaped like Texas on the arachnid’s back — could cause an allergic reaction to mammalian meat.
Cranshaw and Shetlar bring us other garden invertebrates, including arachnids, mollusks, crustaceans and earthworms.
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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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ARACHNID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arachnid for English Language Learners
: a kind of animal that has eight legs and a body formed of two parts
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