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From Latin araneosus, from aranea (spider, spider's web).


araneous (comparative more araneous, superlative most araneous)

  1. Extremely thin and delicate, like a cobweb.
    the araneous membrane of the eye
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for araneous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)