from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An order of Arachnida, having pulmotracheate respiration, the cephalothorax indistinctly segmented from the abdomen, a long jointed postabdomen ending in a hook or telson, and long maxillary palpi, or pedipalps, ending in a usually large chelate claw, or pincer; the true scorpions or Scorpiones.

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  • n. true scorpions


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