phalangoidea definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A division of Arachnoidea, including the daddy longlegs or harvestman (Phalangium) and many similar sorts. They have very long, slender, many-jointed legs; generally a rounded, segmented stomach; and chelate jaws. They inhale by tracheƦ. Called also Phalangides, Phalangidea, Phalangiida, and Opilionea.

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