arano-, aran- +

(Latin: spider)

Laws are like spider's webs which, if anything small falls into them, they ensnare it; but large things break through and escape.
—Salon, Greek law-giver (c. 640-558)
Aranea (proper noun)
A genus of orb-weaving spiders: The common garden spiders and barn spiders are included in the genus of Aranea.
Araneae (proper noun)
An order of Arachnida which constitutes the spiders: The spiders of the Araneae are all air-breathing anthropods, have eight legs, and are usually able to inject venom!
araneid (s) (noun), araneids (pl)
An invertebrate of an order that comprises the spiders: The araneids are orb weavers and have rather short, spiny, and stout legs.
Araneida (proper noun)
An order of the class Arachnida: All the modern spiders, except for the Uraraneida, are included in the order Araneida.
Araneidae (proper noun)
The family of Araneidae comprising the orb-weaver spiders: The Araneidae are the spider builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields, and forests.
araneidan (adjective) (not comparable)
Describing something that is spider-like: When Jill sang the children's song "The Itsy Bitsy Spider", she made araneidan movements with her fingers to accompany the song.
araneidan (s) (noun), araneidans (pl)
Any spider; araneid: Troy found many araneidans in his garden which were weaving such interesting circular webs, and he used his cell phone to take photos of them!
araneomorph (s) (noun), araneomorphs (pl)
A spider of the Araneomorphae, or also termed Labidognatha, distinguished by the sideways movement of their jaws: The araneomorphs are spiders that have fangs, also called chelicerae, that cross diagonally forward with a pinching action.
araneophage (s) (noun), araneophages (pl)
A devourer of spiders: One kind of spider, a squint-eyed spider, is an araneophage in that it preys on young black widow spiders!
araneophagic (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to an organism that feeds on spiders: Araneophagic animals, which are spider predators, can be lizards, birds, tarantula hawks, or other spiders.
araneophagy (s) (noun) (no pl)
The specialization of consuming spiders: After checking out the dictionaries on the internet, Clifford found an article on araneophagy, which presented a lot of information regarding what animals ingested spiders!
araneose (adjective), more araneose, most araneose
Regarding something that bears a resemblance to a spider's web: Jane's grandmother had a very old coat that was so thin in parts, with araneose or web-like spots, and no wonder that she wouldn't wear it anymore!
araneous (adjective), more araneous, most araneous
1. Concerning something like a spider's web; cobwebby: The fine lace on Mary's new blouse was exceptionally araneous and looked exquisite!
2. Pertaining to something exceptionally thin and very delicate: Dr. Thompson explained that the membrane of the eye was most araneous and highly sensitive to dust, for example.
Araneus (proper noun)
A genus of orb-weaving spiders: The common garden spiders and barn spiders are both in the genus Araneus.
nevus araneus (s) (noun), nevus aranei; nevus araneuses (pl)
A kind of swollen blood vessels just below the surface of the skin; spider naevus; spider angioma: Nevus araneus usually contains a central red spot with extensions that are a deep reddish color radiating outwards and resembling a spider's web.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "spider; arachnoidea": acaro-; arachno-; mite, mites.