araneid

noun ara·ne·id \ ə-ˈrā-nē-əd , ˌa-rə-ˈnē- , -ˌid \

Definition of araneid

plural araneids
:a spider of the family Araneidae :orb weaver
  • Many of them were orb weavers of the family Araneidae. Whatever was fatal for the birds seemed to be highly beneficial for the araneids.
  • —David QuammenThe Song of the Dodo1996
; broadly :spider 1

araneid

adjective
    • araneid spiders
    • an araneid web

araneidal

\¦a-rə-¦nē-ə-dᵊl\ adjective

araneidan

\¦a-rə-¦nē-ə-dᵊn\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of araneid

New Latin Araneida


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