Trapdoor spider | definition of trapdoor spider by Medical dictionary
Also found in: Dictionary
a very venomous spider that lives in a funnel-shaped web built into a horizontal crack or existing burrow. A bite causes intense pain at the site and then generally, sweating, dehydration and paralysis, and is often fatal. Called also Atrax formidabilis.
References in periodicals archive
Therefore, Barkuda Island was surveyed rapidly in August 2007 for trapdoor spiders
, and a few mature female individuals of Diplothele sp.
06/16/02 FLAG) provided financial support to the Indian Tarantula Project, during which survey trips these trapdoor spiders
Minimal genetic variation in a coastal dune arthropod: the trapdoor spider
Aptostichus simus (Cyrtaucheniidae).
From flood avoidance to foraging: adaptive shifts in trapdoor spider
Some studies of a trapdoor spider
Common names of spiders; common names of spiders, 2; common names of spiders, 3; notes on Cibunea frontalis; notes on a trapdoor spider
"Shinanototategumo;" notes on primitive spiders of the Japanese Empire.