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thomisid

[thoh-muh-sid] /ˈθoʊ mə sɪd/
noun
1.
a spider of the family Thomisidae, comprising the crab spiders.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Thomisidae.
Origin of thomisid
1930-1935
1930-35; < New Latin Thomisidae name of the family, irregular < Greek thôminx string + New Latin -idae -id2
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  • The thomisid was there, but we could find neither egg nor larva.

    Wasps George W. Peckham

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