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scorpioid

[ skawr-pee-oid ]
/ ˈskɔr piˌɔɪd /
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adjective

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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Origin of scorpioid

1830–40; <Latin scorpi(ō) scorpion + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for scorpioid

scorpioid
/ (ˈskɔːpɪˌɔɪd) /

adjective

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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