noun plural

Ther·​i·​di·​idae ˌther-ə-ˈdī-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Theridiidae (audio)
: a family of spiders that includes the genus Latrodectus and comprises those (as the black widow) which spin netlike webs and have usually a small globose body and slender legs

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“Theridiidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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