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arachnid

 [ah-rak´nid]
any member of the class arachnida.

arachnid

(ə-răk′nĭd)
n.
Any of various arthropods of the class Arachnida, such as spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks, characterized by four pairs of segmented legs and a body that is divided into two regions, the cephalothorax and the abdomen.

a·rach′ni·dan (-nĭ-dən) adj. & n.

arachnid

adjective Referring to a member of the class Arachnida (e.g., spiders).
 
noun A member of the class Arachnida (e.g., spiders).

arachnid

Any of the eight-legged arthropods of the class Arachnida , including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. From the Greek arachne , a spider.

arachnid

or

arachnoid

any member of the class Arachnida in the phylum Arthropoda. The class contains scorpions, spiders, harvestmen, ticks, mites and king crabs. They lack antennae, usually possess four pairs of walking legs, and, excepting Limulus (king crab), are air-breathing.

Arachnid

Large class of arthropods that includes spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Arachnids have a segmented body divided into two parts, one of which has four pairs of legs but no antennae.
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