scorpioid

scorpioid

[skawr-pee-oid]
adjective
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:
1830–40; < Latin scorpi(ō) scorpion + -oid

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scorpioid (ˈskɔːpɪˌɔɪd)
 
adj
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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