class Arachnida

noun
a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings
Syn: ↑Arachnida
Derivationally related forms: ↑arachnidian (for: ↑Arachnida)
Hypernyms: ↑class
Member Holonyms: ↑Chelicerata, ↑superclass Chelicerata
Member Meronyms:

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  • Arachnida — noun a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings • Syn: ↑class Arachnida • Derivationally related forms: ↑arachnidian • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arachnida — A*rach ni*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? spider.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the classes of Arthropoda. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] Note: They have four pairs of legs, no antenn[ae] nor wings, a pair of mandibles, and one pair of maxill[ae]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arachnida — A class of arthropods in the subphylum Chelicerata, consisting of spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, mites, ticks, and allies. [G. arachne, spider] * * * Arach·ni·da ə rak nəd ə n pl a large class of arthropods that are mostly air breathing by means …   Medical dictionary

  • arachnida — n. class of spiders, class of arachnids (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Arachnomorpha — Taxobox name = Arachnomorpha image width = 250px image caption = Arachnida from Ernst Haeckel s Kunstformen der Natur , 1904 fossil range = Cambrian Present Day regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda unranked classis = Arachnomorpha subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • arachnid — arachnidan /euh rak ni deuhn/, adj., n. /euh rak nid/, n. 1. any wingless, carnivorous arthropod of the class Arachnida, including spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and daddy longlegs, having a body divided into two parts, the cephalothorax and… …   Universalium

  • arachnidian — adjective relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida • Syn: ↑arachnoid, ↑spidery, ↑spiderlike, ↑spiderly • Pertains to noun: ↑class Arachnida, ↑class Arachnida (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiderlike — adjective relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida • Syn: ↑arachnoid, ↑arachnidian, ↑spidery, ↑spiderly • Pertains to noun: ↑class Arachnida (for: ↑arachnidian), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiderly — adjective relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida • Syn: ↑arachnoid, ↑arachnidian, ↑spidery, ↑spiderlike • Pertains to noun: ↑class Arachnida (for: ↑arachnidian), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arthropod — /ahr threuh pod /, n. 1. any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having a segmented body, jointed limbs, and usually a chitinous shell that undergoes moltings, including the insects, spiders and other arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods. adj …   Universalium

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