false scorpion


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Related to false scorpion: Chelifer cancroides

false scorpion

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(Animals) any small predatory arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida, which includes the book scorpion and is named from the claw-shaped palps, which are poison organs. See also book scorpion
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Noun1.false scorpion - small nonvenomous arachnid resembling a tailless scorpion
arachnid, arachnoid - air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
book scorpion, Chelifer cancroides - minute arachnid sometimes found in old papers
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Our wildlife includes 1,500 kinds of beetle and 218 kinds of spider and false scorpions, which are not at all dangerous," says Izi.