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sea spider

n.
Any of various predatory marine arthropods of the class Pycnogonida, having a small body, four pairs of long walking legs, and a proboscis. Also called pycnogonid.
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sea spider

n
(Animals) a small marine arachnid, having four pairs of legs and somewhat resembling a spider, unusual in that the male carries the eggs once they are laid and cares for the offspring
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sea′ spi`der


n.
any marine arthropod of the class Pycnogonida, having a short, slender body and four to six pairs of long legs.
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Noun1.sea spider - any of various small spiderlike marine arthropods having small thin bodies and long slender legssea spider - any of various small spiderlike marine arthropods having small thin bodies and long slender legs
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
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