Examples of arachnid in a Sentence
Spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks are arachnids.
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Named after the shadow-dwelling, venomous arachnid, Scorpios thrive on power and control.
The National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed last week that the arachnid, discovered in the state in the fall, has successfully made it through the harsh winter.
The fossil provides the first evidence that these parasitic arachnids also pestered the dinosaurs.
In many ways, this 100-million-year-old arachnid looks like a modern day spider.
Another species' larva forces its spider host to spin it a deformed but durable web to protect its cocoon just before killing the arachnid.
Curious about the threat of venomous arachnids like the one that bit Linsey?
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.
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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.
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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