Word Of The Week (WOW #9)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

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If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

Arachnida

Word: Arachnida

Part Of Speech: noun; plural noun: Arachnida

Pronunciation: uhrak-ni-duh n

Meaning: 

a class of chelicerate arthropods that includes spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. They have become adapted for a terrestrial life and possess both lungs and tracheae, and many have silk or poison glands.

Synonyms: Arachnid, Class Arachnida.

Antonyms: None

Word Origin: modern Latin (plural), from Greek arakhnē ‘spider’.

Use in sentence: The Spiders are the most numerous and diversified group of the Arachnida; about 2000 species are known.

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“Arachnida” from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, 1904              (Image Source: Wikipedia)

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