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 synonym Pseudoscorpiones) of tiny arachnids that have no caudal stinger and feed on tiny invertebrates (such as insects and mites)

Origin and Etymology of pseudoscorpion

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


First Known Use: 1835


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