pseudo-scorpion

pseudoscorpion

[soo-doh-skawr-pee-uhn]
noun
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:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin Pseudoscorpionidae former name of the group; see pseudo-, scorpion

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