Arachnida

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Noun1.Arachnida - a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegsArachnida - a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings
Chelicerata, superclass Chelicerata - spiders; scorpions; horseshoe crabs
arachnid, arachnoid - air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
order Scorpionida, Scorpionida - true scorpions
Acarina, order Acarina - mites and ticks
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Sure enough, giant arachnids soon begin to terrorize and gobble up the inhabitants of the small desert town of Prosperity, Ariz.
For cassava, however, the tiny arachnids are both a problem and, now, a solution.
The Southern California Spider Survey met its goal of netting 1,000 arachnids brought to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History by the public, officials said.
Dobson's team also mapped the hot spots of specific endangered groups: mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, crustaceans, clams, snails, insects, arachnids, and plants.
The teen has two arachnids, a scorpion, snake and hedgehog.
Paleontologists have discovered fossilized fragments of the oldest known land-adapted creatures: centipedes and tiny, spider-like arachnids dating back about 414 million years.
Since mites are arachnids, not insects, many insecticides are not effective.
Today, scientists envy silk-spinning arachnids for their molecular handiwork and the strong biological polymer they produce.
Who cares if 1,000 arachnids become extinct in an Amazon rain forest?
When Flik messes up the agreement, the head grasshopper (voiced by a fiendishly menacing Kevin Spacey) demands even more food - or else there's going to be a pile of eight-legged arachnids pushing up dirt in the colony's graveyard.
They also spent two months studying the differences between insects, worms and arachnids by studying silk worms, ants, butterflies and other critters.