thomisid

[ thoh-muh-sid ]
/ ˈθoʊ mə sɪd /

noun

a spider of the family Thomisidae, comprising the crab spiders.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Thomisidae.

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Origin of thomisid

1930–35; <New Latin Thomisidae name of the family, irregular <Greek thôminx string + New Latin -idae-id2
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Example sentences from the Web for thomisid

  • The Thomisid was there, but we could find neither egg nor larva.

    Wasps|George W. Peckham