sea spider

noun

Definition of sea spider

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

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Looking at the genomic sequencing of 53 species of arachnids, horseshoe crabs and sea spiders, Ballesteros' team found overwhelming data putting Xiphosura within the anarchid family. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Study: Horseshoe Crabs Really Are Arachnids, Just Like Spiders," 28 Feb. 2019 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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1855, in the meaning defined above

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