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araneose

[ uh-rey-nee-ohs ]
/ əˈreɪ niˌoʊs /
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adjective
arachnoid, especially as a plant.
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Also a·ra·ne·ous [uh-rey-nee-uhs]. /əˈreɪ ni əs/.

Origin of araneose

1875–80; <Latin araneōsus pertaining to a spider, equivalent to arāne(a) spider, spiderweb, cobweb (akin to Greek aráchnē spider) + -ōsus-ose1
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