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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 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 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 previewMorris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins (1988)

by William Morris, Mary Morris

armada arachnid is a technical term for a large.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2004)

by John Gunn

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

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1915)

The evidence afforded by the lateral eye of the vertebrate points unmistakably to the conclusion that the ancestor of the vertebrate possessed both crustacean and arachnid characters — belonged, therefore, to a group of animals which gave ...

Google previewChambers's English Dictionary (1872)

Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c by James Donald (F.R.G.S.)

ARACHNID AX, a-rak'ni-dan, ji. One of the class Arachni da. ARACHNOID, a-rak' noid, adj. Formed like a spider's web: {boC) covered with soft, loose hairs so as to resemble a spider's web. [Gr. arachni, a spider, spider's web, and cuius, form.] ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

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

Google previewThe Micrographic Dictionary (1875)

A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of the Structure and Nature of Microscopic Objects by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey

Renal organs have been noticed in the Cephalopoda, Mollusca, Insecta, and Arachnid a. The epithelial cells of the urinary tubules are not unfrequently found to contain the ordinary urinary deposits, which are more often still met with in the ...

Google previewChambers' Encyclopaedia (1874)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

ARACHNID. bo general in the western parts of Africa, and even in the interior, that doubts have been therefore entertained of its American origin, of which, however, the most eminent botanists seem to be quite satisfied. The seeds are ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

mite n a minute arachnid related to ticks and spiders. Several species are parasitic, including Sarcoptes scabiei, which causes scabies . Some are responsible for spreading scrub typhus. Þ Trombiculidae. The house ...

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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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