arachnid

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Haeckel Arachnida.jpg

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From international scientific vocabulary, from French arachnide (1809, Lamarck), from New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀράχνη (arákhnē, spider) with the suffix -id; surface analysis, arachn- +‎ -id.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈɹæknɪd/
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arachnid (plural arachnids)

  1. Any of the eight-legged creatures, including spiders, mites, and scorpions, of the class Arachnida.

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