Scorpionida


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Scor·pi·on·i·da

(skōr'pē-on'i-dă),
The scorpions; an order of venomous, predaceous, arachnid arthropods characterized 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.
[Mod. L.]