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Definition of the noun arachnid

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noun - plural: arachnids

  1. air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of arachnid: arachnoid
    • more generic word: arthropod = invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
    • more specific terms:
      • Phalangium opilio / daddy longlegs / harvestman = spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs
      • scorpion = arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger
      • false scorpion / pseudoscorpion = small nonvenomous arachnid resembling a tailless scorpion
      • whip scorpion / whip-scorpion = nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stinger
      • spider = predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body
      • acarine = mite or tick
    • member of: Arachnida / class Arachnida = a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs

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


"Arachnid" is a 2001 horror film directed by Jack Sholder. In this film, giant killer spiders menace survivors of a plane crash. The film stars Alex Reid, Chris Potter, Rocqueford Allen, Robert Vicencio and José Sancho.


"Arachnid" is a composition.

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Google previewConceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education (2016)

by Tarja Nikula, Emma Dafouz

A genus may be represented by a wellknown member ('an arachnid is a spider', while actually it is vice versa) or by its most common characteristic (a spider makes webs). The following examples from the ConCLIL corpus give evidence of ...

Google previewBarron's Officer Candidate School Test (2006)

by Rod Powers

An arachnid is an animal with eight legs in four pairs, such as a spider, tic, or scorpion. 9. The correct answer is c - reptiles. Herpetology is the study of reptiles. 10. The correct answer is b — 200. A normal human skeleton has 206 bones.

Google previewWhat is an Arthropod? (2003)

by Kathryn Smithyman, Bobbie Kalman

The longest arachnid is the South African rock scorpion, which is eight inches (21 cm) long. 10 oo o o oo o o oo o A few spiders live on water, and some mites live in water, but most arachnids live on land. Spiders, harvestmen, mites, and ticks ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2004)

by John Gunn

The arachnid fauna of North America is diverse and ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

arachnid n. a creature of a class including spiders ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

orfe, rasbora aquatic animal beaver, fish, newt, otter, polyp, seal aquatic arachnid water spider aquatic beaver-like rodent coypu aquatic bird coot, dabchick, dipper, diver, duck, flamingo, goose, grebe, gull, penguin, smew, swan, tern aquatic ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

See Arachnophobia, Black widow spider, Brown recluse spider arachnid injury Any lesion cause by biting arachnids including spiders, scorpions, tarantulas, et al which, in extreme cases can result in significant skin ulceration. See Black ...

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

Arachnida, arachnid n. [Gr. arachne, spider] A class of the phylum Arthropoda that includes the scorpions, mites, spiders, harvestmen and ticks, etc.

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

arachnid /uh-rak-nid/ noun a creature of a class including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. arachnophobia /uh-rak-nuh-foh- bi-uh/ noun extreme fear of spiders. arbiter /ar-bi-ter/ noun 1 a person who settles a dispute.

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Small photo of Spider arachnid dragging prey, a moth he caught.Small photo of Misumena vatia crab spider with fly on daisy. Camouflaged arachnid holding prey on ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), in the family AsteraceaeSmall photo of non venomous arachnid Amblypigi poised at a potential meal: a cricketSmall photo of Macro spider arachnid in web isolated on blackSmall photo of Macrophotography of an arachnid (Aculepeira ceropegia)Small photo of Macrophotography of an arachnid (Aculepeira ceropegia)Small photo of Red Yellow Arachnid More...

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Scrabble value of A1R1A1C3H4N1I1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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