Definition of Scorpionida
1. Noun. True scorpions.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Arachnida, Class Arachnida
Member holonyms: Scorpion
Medical Definition of Scorpionida
1. The scorpions; an order of venomous, predaceous, arachnid arthropods characterised by a distinctly segmented bony abdomen terminating in a sharply recurved stinging spine equipped with a poison gland; causes a severely painful but rarely fatal sting. North American genera include Centruroides, Hadrurus, and Vejovis. Origin: Mod. L. (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorpionida
Literary usage of Scorpionida
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"... scorpionida. The scorpions bear a superficial resemblance to crayfish and for a long time were associated with them, since (figs. ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1894)
"The latter is the earliest and embraces the scorpionida, ... The relation of the scorpionida to the ancient Eurypterids is pointed out by Prof. ..."
3. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1902)
"... are divided into nine orders: scorpionida, ... The scorpionida have chelate ... resemble the scorpionida, but lack the ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"I regard the scorpionida as the most primitive type of Arachnida existing to-day, ... In the Arachnida I recognize the following orders:5—I, scorpionida; ..."
5. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"Order scorpionida Tbe Scorpions The order scorpionida (Scor-pi-on'i-da) includes only the scorpions. Although these creatures do not live in the North, ..."