Definition of Arachnid

1. Noun. Air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs.

Exact synonyms: Arachnoid
Generic synonyms: Arthropod
Group relationships: Arachnida, Class Arachnida
Specialized synonyms: Daddy Longlegs, Harvestman, Phalangium Opilio, Scorpion, False Scorpion, Pseudoscorpion, Whip Scorpion, Whip-scorpion, Spider, Acarine
Derivative terms: Arachnoid



Definition of Arachnid

1. n. An arachnidan.

Definition of Arachnid

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arachnid

1. any of a class of segmented invertebrate animals [n -S]

Medical Definition of Arachnid

1. An organism of the class Arachnida in the kingdom Animalia. For example: a spider. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arachnid

arachidonic
arachidonic acid
arachidonic acid 18-hydroxylase
arachidonic acid cascade
arachidonoyl
arachidonoyl coenzyme A lysophosphatide acyltransferase
arachidonoylethanolamide synthase
arachidonyl transacylase
arachis oil
arachises
arachnephobia
arachnerd
arachnerds
arachnicide
arachnicides
arachnid (current term)
arachnid vectors
arachnida
arachnidan
arachnidans
arachnidial
arachnidian
arachnidism
arachnidium
arachnids
arachnitis
arachnobutyrophobia
arachnodactyly
arachnogenic
arachnogenic necrosis

Literary usage of Arachnid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1881)
"... heim in declaring that Limulus is no Crustacean, hut »imply and unreservedly an arachnid. Ed. Van Beneden bases his opinion upon embryological data. ..."

2. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1878)
"SEA SPIDER, marine arachnid, XIV. 742 (ill.). See SPIDER CRAB. SEA SQUIRT, marine animal, XIV. 742. SEA SWALLOW : see TERN. Fish so called, VII. 298, l ab. ..."

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