arachnidism

noun

arach·​nid·​ism -nə-ˌdiz-əm How to pronounce arachnidism (audio)
: 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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“Arachnidism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/arachnidism. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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