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Arachnid
Pronunciation: &-'rak-n&d, -"nid
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin Arachnida, from Greek arachnE spider
: any of a class (Arachnida) of arthropods comprising chiefly terrestrial invertebrates, including the spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks, and having a segmented body divided into two regions of which the anterior bears four pairs of legs but no antennae
- arachnid adjective

Camel Spider see "Solifugae" below...

Camel
Pronunciation: 'ka-m&l
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Old North French, from Latin camelus, from Greek kamElos, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew gAmAl camel
1 : either of two large ruminant mammals (genus Camelus) used as draft and saddle animals in desert regions especially of Africa and Asia: a : the one-humped camel (C. dromedarius) extant only as a domestic or feral animal -- called also dromedary b : the two-humped camel (C. bactrianus syn. C. ferus) of Chinese Turkestan and Mongolia -- called also Bactrian camel
2 : a watertight structure used especially to lift submerged ships
3 : a light yellowish brown

Spider
Pronunciation: 'spI-d&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English spyder, alteration of spithre; akin to Old English spinnan to spin
1 : any of an order (Araneae syn. Araneida) of arachnids having the abdomen usually unsegmented and constricted at the base, chelicerae modified into poison fangs, and two or more pairs of abdominal spinnerets for spinning threads of silk used in making cocoons for their eggs, nests for themselves, or webs to catch prey
2 : a cast-iron frying pan orig. made with short feet to stand among coals on the hearth
3 : any of various devices consisting of a frame or skeleton with radiating arms or members

Solpugid
Sol*pu"gid (?), a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Solifugæ. -- n. One of the Solifugæ.

Solifugae
A Solifugid (plural form Solifugae) is an arachnid belonging to the order Solifugae. The name Solifugae comes from Latin and means "flee ...continue spider story here...

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