sea spider


Definition of sea spider

: any of various small long-legged marine arthropods (class Pycnogonida) that superficially resemble spiders

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So the researchers concentrated on numerous pores that dot the legs of sea spiders. James Gorman, New York Times, "Breathe Deep: How the Antarctic Sea Spider Gets Oxygen," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of sea spider

1855, in the meaning defined above

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