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pseudoscorpion

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noun pseu·do·scor·pi·on \-ˈskȯr-pē-ən\

Definition of pseudoscorpion

  1. :  any of a widely distributed order (Pseudoscorpionida syn. Pseudoscorpiones) of tiny arachnids that have no caudal stinger and feed on tiny invertebrates (as insects and mites)



Origin of pseudoscorpion

New Latin Pseudoscorpiones, from pseud- + Latin scorpion-, scorpio scorpion


First Known Use: 1835


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