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book scorpion

noun

pseudoscorpion

[soo-doh-skawr-pee-uh n] /ˌsu doʊˈskɔr pi ən/
noun
1.
any of several small arachnids of the order Chelonethida that resemble a tailless scorpion and that feed chiefly on small insects.
Also called book scorpion.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin Pseudoscorpionidae former name of the group; see pseudo-, scorpion
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British Dictionary definitions for book-scorpion

book scorpion

noun
1.
any of various small arachnids of the order Pseudoscorpionida (false scorpions), esp Chelifer cancroides, which are sometimes found in old books, etc
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