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scor·pi·on

(skōr'pē-ŏn),
A member of the order Scorpionida; includes the devil scorpion, Vejovis, and the hairy scorpion, Hadrurus.
[G. skorpios]
Drug slang A regionally popular street term for cocaine
Medical entomology A nocturnal arachnid found mostly in tropical and subtropical zones and in some temperate regions; scorpions most common in the US are Centruroides gertschi and C sculpturatus, which cause systemic disease through the cholinergic effects of their venom

scorpion

Medical entomology A nocturnal arachnid native to the hot, dry regions of the southwestern US and Mexico–the spp in Mexico are more toxic; scorpions most common in the US are Centruroides gertschi and C sculpturatus, which cause systemic disease through the cholinergic effects of their venom. See Scorpion sting.

scorpion

eight-legged, venomous arthropod of varying sizes but all possessing massive claws at the head and a flexible, segmented tail, which is carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back and has a sting in it. The neurotoxin produced causes severe pain and numbing at the site but there is not usually sufficient to cause paralysis of a human. There are several species, including Tityus, Centruroides, Androctonus.
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Would-be flyers were temporarily stranded in Paris on Monday after a passenger spotted a scorpion aboard a Glasgow-bound flight.
Many scorpions have restricted ranges and inhabit specific habitats (Prendini, 2001).
A previous effort was made by Bucherl of the Butantan Institute, that described the techniques for keeping a live collection of scorpions in laboratory conditions for venom extraction purposes (Whittemore, Keegan, Fitzgerald, Bryant, & Flanigan, 1963).
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Although both species resemble scorpions, they are actually also related to spiders.
This might be because scorpions are nocturnal arthropods, unable to tolerate high temperature.
Scorpions got on the board straight from kick-off when Greg Wilde sprinted 20 metres, fighting off the Thunder backline to ground in the corner.
Fry said that because these scorpions have been isolated in Australia for so long, their venom is very different to the venom that has been intensively studied for scorpions elsewhere in the world, making them very novel bio-resources.
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Elle est le representant typique des scorpions fouisseurs.