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It was derived from the name of a Greek maiden who beat Athena in a weaving contest; what entomological term is it?

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Answer: arachnid

The word arachnid - which derives from the Greek arachne, spider - denotes arthropods of the class Arachnida, such as spiders, scorpions, and ticks.

They have segmented bodies.

In mythology Arachne was a Greek maiden who was turned into a spider after defeating Athena in a weaving contest.

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