arachnid: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-rak'nid), [key]
- 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 the abdomen, and having six pairs of legs, the front pair used as pincers. Cf. insect.
- belonging or pertaining to the arachnids.
- arachnid (Thesaurus)