Definition of Epeira

1. n. A genus of spiders, including the common garden spider (E. diadema). They spin geometrical webs. See Garden spider.



Definition of Epeira

1. a type of spider [n -S] - See also: spider

Medical Definition of Epeira

1. A genus of spiders, including the common garden spider (E. Diadema). They spin geometrical webs. See Garden spider. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epeira

epaules
epaulet
epaulets
epaulette
epauletted
epaulettes
epauliere
epaxial
epazote
epazotes
epee
epeeist
epeeists
epeen
epees
epeira (current term)
epeiras
epeiric
epeirid
epeirids
epeirogenesis
epeirogenic
epeirogenically
epeirogenies
epeirogeny
epen
epencephala
epencephalic
epencephalon
ependyma

Literary usage of Epeira

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1905)
"epeira thaddeus Hentz. Recorded from Florida by Dr. Marx. epeira pratensis Hentz. A few specimens from Palm Beach, March; and Altoona. ..."

2. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History by Taylor and Francis, William Jardine (1854)
"In the month of June this epeira may be found in a state of maturity on trees and bushes ... After epeira ornata in the catalogue (Annals and Mag. of Nat. ..."

3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"At the Lake Laboratory maintained by the Ohio State University at Cedar Point, Ohio, the large orb weaving spider, epeira ..."

4. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... by a Butterfly— Entomology — Ants—Wasp killing a Spider — Parasitical Spider—Artifices of an epeira—Gregarious Spider—Spider with an unsymmetrical Web. ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"epeira, Walck. The two eyes on each side approximated by pairs, and almost contiguous; the remaining four forming a quadrilateral in the middle. ..."

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