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pseudoscorpion

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

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

Historical Examples

  • A fly (Musca domestica) lit on the pane and the pseudoscorpion caught its legs and clung while the fly crawled about.

    Journal of Entomology and Zoology: Volume 6, Number 4, December 1914

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  • Professor Hilton recently sent me a pseudoscorpion taken on the beach near water, which proves to belong to the genus Atemnus.