Opil·i·o·nea \ōˌpilēˈōnēə\
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\-ˌnēz\ or



Definition of Opilionea

  1. taxonomic synonym of phalangida

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Origin and Etymology of opilionea

New Latin, from Opilion-, Opilio, genus of arachnids, from Latin opilion-, opilio shepherd, from ovis sheep + -pilion-, -pilio driver (from pellere to drive) — more at ewe, felt

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