thomisid

thomisid

[thoh-muh-sid]
noun
1.
a spider of the family Thomisidae, comprising the crab spiders.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Thomisidae.

Origin:
1930–35; < Neo-Latin Thomisidae name of the family, irregular < Greek thôminx string + Neo-Latin -idae -id2

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