brown recluse spider
noun Date: 1964 a venomous spider (Loxosceles reclusa) especially of the southern and central United States that has a violin-shaped mark on the cephalothorax and produces a dangerous cytotoxin which can cause necrotic lesions

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  • brown recluse spider — n a venomous spider of the genus Loxosceles (L. reclusa) introduced esp. into the southern and central U.S. that produces a dangerous cytotoxin which can cause necrotic lesions called also brown recluse * * * Loxosceles reclusa, the species whose …   Medical dictionary

  • brown recluse spider — n. a very poisonous, medium sized spider (Loxosceles reclusa), common in the U.S., having a violin shaped mark on its cephalothorax and only six eyes …   English World dictionary

  • Brown recluse spider — Taxobox | name = Brown recluse spider image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Arachnida ordo = Araneae familia = Sicariidae genus = Loxosceles species = L. reclusa binomial = Loxosceles reclusa binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Brown recluse spider — Loxosceles reclusa Loxosceles reclusa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • brown recluse spider — a small, pale brown, venomous North American spider, Loxosceles reclusa, distinguished by a violin shaped marking near the head, found outdoors in rock niches or indoors in drawers or dark corners: its bite may cause deep skin ulcers that are… …   Universalium

  • brown recluse spider — noun also brown recluse Etymology: recluse probably from New Latin reclusa, specific epithet, from Late Latin, feminine of reclusus shut up; from its living chiefly in dark corners more at recluse : a venomous spider of the genus Loxosceles (L.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown recluse spider — brown′ rec′luse spi der n. ivt a pale brown, highly venomous North American spider, Loxosceles reclusa, distinguished by a dark violin shaped mark on the head region • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • brown recluse spider — n. extremely venomous brown spider most common in the USA that has a dark mark that looks like a violin on the dorsal side of its body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brown recluse spider — noun A venomous American spider, Loxosceles reclusa, that has a mark on its back in the shape of a violin …   Wiktionary

  • Recluse spider — Taxobox name = Recluse spiders image width = 200px image caption = Loxosceles amazonica spider regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Arachnida ordo = Araneae familia = Sicariidae genus = Loxosceles genus authority = Heineken Lowe, 1832… …   Wikipedia

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