Definition of Scorpions

1. Noun. (plural of Scorpion) ¹



2. Noun. (plural of scorpion) ¹

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Definition of Scorpions

1. scorpion [n] - See also: scorpion

Medical Definition of Scorpions

1. Arthropods of the order scorpiones, of which 1500 to 2000 species have been described. The most common live in tropical or subtropical areas. They are noctural and feed principally on insects and other arthropods. They are large arachnids but do not attack man spontaneously. They have a venomous sting. Their medical significance varies considerably and is dependent on their habits and venom potency rather than on their size. at most, the sting is equivalent to that of a hornet but certain species possess a highly toxic venom potentially fatal to humans. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorpions

scorpion fly
scorpion kick
scorpion kicks
scorpion shell
scorpion venoms
scorpion weed
scorpionate
scorpionates
scorpiones
scorpionfish
scorpionfishes
scorpionflies
scorpionfly
scorpionidea
scorpionlike
scorpions (current term)
scorpionweed
scorpionwort
scorpling
scorse
scorsed
scorser
scorsers
scorses
scorsing
scortations
scorzalite
scorzonera

Literary usage of Scorpions

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Fossil scorpions of t he modern type are found in the Coal Measures. At the present day scorpions of various genera arc found in all the warm regions of the ..."

2. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1914)
"The text figures i—4 showing the external characters of recent scorpions will ... The scorpions have been divided into two sub-orders, the distinguishing ..."

3. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"The water scorpions are either flat and oval or they are long and thin. Those of the former shape belong to the genus Nepa, and of the latter to the genus ..."

4. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"The water scorpions are either flat and oval or they are long and thin. Those of the former shape belong to the genus Nepa, and of the latter to the genus ..."

5. The House Fly, Disease Carrier: An Account of Its Dangerous Activities and by Leland Ossian Howard (1911)
"FALSE scorpions ON FLIES / There is a group of Arachnids, known as the false scorpions or pseudoscorpions, which are much smaller and simpler in structure ..."

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