scarabaeoid

noun
scar·​a·​bae·​oid
plural -s

Definition of scarabaeoid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a beetle of Scarabaeidae or a closely related family : scarabaeus

2 : scaraboid

scarabaeoid

adjective

Definition of scarabaeoid (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or constituting the third instar in the development of a blister beetle in which it resembles the larva of a scarabaeid beetle

2 : of or relating to the Scarabaeoidea

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History and Etymology for scarabaeoid

Noun

scarabaeus + English -oid

Adjective

scarabaeus + English -oid

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