brown recluse spider

noun

Definition of brown recluse spider

:a venomous spider (Loxosceles reclusa) especially of the southern and central U.S. that has a violin-shaped mark on the cephalothorax and produces a dangerous cytotoxin which can cause necrotic lesions

First Known Use of brown recluse spider

1962


Medical Dictionary

brown recluse spider

noun

medical Definition of brown recluse spider

:a venomous spider of the genus Loxosceles (L. reclusa) especially of the southern and central United States that produces a dangerous cytotoxin which can cause necrotic lesions called also brown recluse

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