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sea spider

noun
1.
any member of the arthropod class Pycnogonida, marine invertebrates with eight long walking legs attached to a small body consisting of a cephalothorax and vestigial abdomen.
Origin of sea spider
1660-1670
1660-70
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  • Fluorescence of a sea spider and a small benthic amphipod.
British Dictionary definitions for sea spider

sea spider

noun
1.
a small marine arachnid, having four pairs of legs and somewhat resembling a spider, unusual in that the male carries the eggs once they are laid and cares for the offspring
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