Medical Dictionary

arachnidism

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noun arach·nid·ism \-nə-ˌdiz-əm\

Medical Definition of arachnidism

  1. :  poisoning caused by the bite or sting of an arachnid (as a spider, tick, or scorpion); especially :  a syndrome marked by extreme pain and muscular rigidity due to the bite of a black widow spider


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