pseudoscorpion

[soo-doh-skawr-pee-uh n]
noun
  1. any of several small arachnids of the order Chelonethida that resemble a tailless scorpion and that feed chiefly on small insects.

Origin of pseudoscorpion

1825–35; < New Latin Pseudoscorpionidae former name of the group; see pseudo-, scorpion
Also called book scorpion.
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