Rarely used term for arachnidism.

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ara·ne·ism (ə-raґne-iz-əm) arachnidism.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • arachnidism — Systemic poisoning following the bite of a spider (especially of the black widow). necrotic a. a. caused by spiders belonging to the genus Loxosceles; cutaneous necrosis develops at the bite site, with slow healing and possible disfigurement …   Medical dictionary

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