Scorpioid Definition

Like a scorpion.
Webster's New World
Of the order consisting of the scorpions.
Webster's New World
Having a zig-zag shape as a result of buds being produced alternately on opposite sides of the peduncle.
A scorpioid cyme.
American Heritage
With a curved end, like a scorpion's tail; circinate.
Webster's New World

Origin of Scorpioid

  • From Ancient Greek σκορπιοειδής (skorpioeidÄ“s, “scorpionlike"), from σκορπίος (skorpios, “scorpion") + εἶδος (eidos, “form, likeness").

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek skorpioeidēs scorpionlike skorpios scorpion -oeidēs -oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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