Skip to Content
Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ta-ran'chu-la

Definition: A large, hairy spider, considered highly venomous and often greatly feared; the bite, however, is usually no more harmful than a bee sting, and the creature is relatively inoffensive.

See: tarantism

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.