theridiid

[thuh-rid-ee-id, ther-i-dahy-id]

noun

a spider of the family Theridiidae, comprising the comb-footed spiders.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Theridiidae.

Nearby words

  1. therezina,
  2. theriac,
  3. therian,
  4. therianthropic,
  5. theriatrics,
  6. theriogenology,
  7. theriomorphic,
  8. therm,
  9. therm-,
  10. therm.

Origin of theridiid

< New Latin Theridiidae name of the family, equivalent to Theridi(um) a genus (< Greek thērídion, diminutive of thēríon beast) + New Latin -idae -id2

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