scaraboid

noun
scar·​a·​boid | \ ˈskarəˌbȯid \
plural -s

Definition of scaraboid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a gem engraved only on the flat oval base and somewhat rounded on the back but with no imitation of the beetle a Greek scaraboid of the late 6th and 5th centuries b.c.

scaraboid

adjective
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Definition of scaraboid (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : of or resembling a scarab especially : of or forming a scaraboid

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History and Etymology for scaraboid

Noun

scarab + -oid

Adjective

scarab + -oid

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“Scaraboid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scaraboid. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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