- resembling a scorpion.
- belonging or pertaining to the Scorpionida, the order of arachnids comprising the scorpions.
- curved at the end like the tail of a scorpion.
Origin of scorpioid
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Diagram of a scorpioid cyme, with opposite leaves or bracts.
Scorpioid or Scorpioidal, curved or circinate at the end, 77.
Here there are scorpioid cymes of pairs of flowers, each pair consisting of an older and a younger flower.
- of, relating to, or resembling scorpions or the order (Scorpionida) to which they belong
- botany (esp of a cymose inflorescence) having the main stem coiled during development
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