latrodectism

noun
lat·​ro·​dec·​tism | \ ˌla-trə-ˈdek-ˌtiz-əm How to pronounce latrodectism (audio) \

Medical Definition of latrodectism

: poisoning due to the bite of a spider of the genus Latrodectus

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