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scorpion

1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.

scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely dispersed in the warm climates of both the old and new worlds.

2. (Science: zoology) The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus).

3. (Science: zoology) The scorpene.

4. A painful scourge. My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. (1 kings xii. 11)

5. (Science: astronomy) A sign and constellation. See scorpio.

6. An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles. Book scorpion.

(Science: zoology) A neuropterous insect of the genus Panorpa. See panorpid.

(Science: botany) Scorpion grass, the star antares in the constellation scorpio.

Origin: F, fr. L. Scorpio, scorpius, Gr, perhaps akin to E. Sharp.


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What is this animal/insect?

Picture is not clear, it looks like scorpion but iam not sure bcoz of the blurness in image

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by zooteam
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:24 pm
 
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Book recommendation for exam

... and leach (Hirudinaria). 9. Arthropoda : Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea; vision and respiration in arthropods (prawn, cockroach and scorpion); modification of mouth parts in insects (cockroach, mosquito, housefly, honey bee and butterfly); metamorphosis in insects and its hormonal ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
 
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What is this animal/insect?

thanks!!! its small, maybe 0,5-1 inch!!!its not a scorpion,maybe something different!!

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by blublub
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:15 pm
 
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Re: What is this animal/insect?

A bit hard to see, but it looks like it could be a scorpion with its tail curled around toward the camera. I used to live in Germany and never encountered (or even heard of) scorpions there, but I have encountered them in France. Do you know how big ...

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by wbla3335
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:57 pm
 
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Most venomous animal

I can give you 10 Most venomous animal: Box Jellyfish King Cobra Marbled Cone Snail Blue-Ringed Octopus Death Stalker Scorpion Stonefish The Brazilian wandering spide Inland Taipan Poison Dart Frog Puffer Fish

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by gonard
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