Definition of pseudoscorpion
: any of a widely distributed order (Pseudoscorpionida synonym Pseudoscorpiones) of tiny arachnids that have no caudal stinger and feed on tiny invertebrates (such as insects and mites)
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The ancient invertebrate retains segments along its abdomen, more like archaic forms of arachnids such as the pseudoscorpions.
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Origin and Etymology of pseudoscorpion
New Latin Pseudoscorpiones, from pseud- + Latin scorpion-, scorpio scorpion
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
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