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scorpioid

[skawr-pee-oid] /ˈskɔr piˌɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling a scorpion.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Scorpionida, the order of arachnids comprising the scorpions.
3.
curved at the end like the tail of a scorpion.
Origin of scorpioid
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin scorpi(ō) scorpion + -oid
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scorpioid

/ˈskɔːpɪˌɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling scorpions or the order (Scorpionida) to which they belong
2.
(botany) (esp of a cymose inflorescence) having the main stem coiled during development
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