A*ra`ne*i"na (#), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. aranea spider.] Zool.

The order of Arachnida that includes the spiders.

⇒ They have mandibles, modified as poison fangs, leglike palpi, simple eyes, abdomen without segments, and spinnerets for spinning a web. They breathe by pulmonary sacs and tracheæ in the abdomen. See Illustration in Appendix.


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