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What is an "arachnid"?
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
What is a "vivarium"?
a terrarium used especially for small animals
What is an "abdomen"?
1: the part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis; also : the cavity of this part of the trunk containing the chief viscera
2: the posterior section of the body behind the thorax in an arthropod
What is a "cephalothorax"?
the united head and thorax of an arachnid or higher crustacean
What are "spinnerets"?
an organ (as of a spider or caterpillar) for producing threads of silk from the secretion of silk glands
What is a "pedipalps"?
either of the second pair of appendages of an arachnid (as a spider) that are borne near the mouth and are often modified for a special (as sensory) function
What is a "pedicel"?
a slender basal part of an organism or one of its parts: as a narrow basal attachment (as of the abdomen of an ant) of an animal organ or part