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ARACHNID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arachnid mean? 

ARACHNID (noun)
  The noun ARACHNID has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: ARACHNID used as a noun is very rare.


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ARACHNID (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

arachnid; arachnoid

Hypernyms ("arachnid" is a kind of...):

arthropod (invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arachnid"):

daddy longlegs; harvestman; Phalangium opilio (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 sting)

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 that usually has silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey)

acarine (mite or tick)

Holonyms ("arachnid" is a member of...):

Arachnida; class Arachnida (a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings)


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