Scorpioid meaning

skôrpē-oid
Of, relating to, or resembling a scorpion.
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Having a zig-zag shape as a result of buds being produced alternately on opposite sides of the peduncle.

A scorpioid cyme.

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Like a scorpion.
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Of the order consisting of the scorpions.
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With a curved end, like a scorpion's tail; circinate.
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Of, pertaining to, or appearing like a scorpion.
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(botany) Resembling a scorpion's tail, as in a scorpioid cyme; circinate.
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Origin of scorpioid

  • Greek skorpioeidēs scorpionlike skorpios scorpion -oeidēs -oid

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

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

    From Wiktionary