from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of Arachnoidea having the palpi terminated by large claws, as in the scorpions, but destitute of a caudal sting; the false scorpions. Called also Pseudoscorpii, and Pseudoscorpionina. See Illust. of Book scorpion, under Book.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of tracheate arachnidans, with segmented abdomen not distinctly separated from the cephalothorax, didactyl or chelate maxillary palps, two or four eyes, and no postabdomen nor poison-glands; the false scorpions, of the families Cheliferidæ and Obisiidæ. Also called Cheliferidea. Also Pseudoscorpionina, and as a family Pseudoscorpionidæ.
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- n. false scorpions
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