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The Body of a Spider

A spider's body has two main sections: (1) the cephalothorax, which consists of the head joined to the thorax (chest); and (2) the abdomen. Each of these sections has appendages. A thin waist called the pedicel connects the cephalothorax and the abdomen.

the body of a spider

PICTURE SOURCE
The World Book Encyclopedia Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, Inc., 1979

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