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/ ˈskɔr piˌɔɪd /
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.
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Example sentences from the Web for scorpioid
Here there are scorpioid cymes of pairs of flowers, each pair consisting of an older and a younger flower.
Scorpioid or Scorpioidal, curved or circinate at the end, 77.
Diagram of a scorpioid cyme, with opposite leaves or bracts.
British Dictionary definitions for scorpioid
/ (ˈskɔːpɪˌɔɪd) /
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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