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For example, black widows make α-latrotoxin, which specifically attacks vertebrate nerve cells, but the house spider does not.
The brown widow has almost completely supplanted the native black widow.
Diane Fanning: Raynella was now being described as a black widow.
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: a poisonous American spider
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