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

1830–40; < Latin scorpi(ō) scorpion + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for scorpioid


  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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