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Arachnida

 [ah-rak´nĭ-dah]
a class of animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including 12 orders, comprising such forms as spiders, scorpions, ticks, and mites.

A·rach·ni·da

(ă-rak'ni-dă),
A class of arthropods in the subphylum Chelicerata, consisting of spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, mites, ticks, and allies.
[G. arachnē, spider]

A·rach·ni·da

(ă-rak'ni-dă)
A class of arthropods in the subphylum Chelicerata, consisting of spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, mites, and ticks.
[G. arachnē, spider]
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