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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀράχνη (arákhnē).

Proper nounEdit

Arachnida

  1. A taxonomic class within the subphylum Chelicerata – the spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, mites and ticks, having four pairs of thoracic appendages.

Usage notesEdit

Consensus is lacking for taxonomic classification between the class and order levels. The subclass Acari is sometimes used, but doing so leads to an incompletely specified level.

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