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scor·pi·on

 (skôr′pē-ən)
n.
1. Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpiones, chiefly of warm dry regions, having large claws and a segmented tail that curves over the back and is tipped with a venomous sting.
2. Scorpion See Scorpius.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin scorpiō, scorpiōn-, alteration of scorpius, from Greek skorpios.]

scorpion

(ˈskɔːpɪən)
n
1. (Animals) any arachnid of the order Scorpionida, of warm dry regions, having a segmented body with a long tail terminating in a venomous sting
2. (Animals) false scorpion any small nonvenomous arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida (or Chelonethida), which superficially resemble scorpions but lack the long tail. See book scorpion
3. (Animals) any of various other similar arachnids, such as the whip scorpion, or other arthropods, such as the water scorpion
4. (Bible) Old Testament a barbed scourge (I Kings 12:11)
5. (Historical Terms) history a war engine for hurling stones; ballista
[C13: via Old French from Latin scorpiō, from Greek skorpios, of obscure origin]

Scorpion

(ˈskɔːpɪən)
n
(Astronomy) the Scorpion the constellation Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac

scor•pi•on

(ˈskɔr pi ən)

n.
1. any arachnid of the order Scorpiones, common in warm climates, having a front pair of pincers and a long, upcurved tail that ends in a venomous stinger.
2. the Scorpion, Scorpius.
3. Bible. a whip or scourge. I Kings 12:11.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Latin scorpiō, s. scorpiōn-=scorp(ius) scorpion (< Greek skorpíos) + -iō n. suffix, perhaps after pāpiliō butterfly, or stelliō gecko]
scor`pi•on′ic (-ˈɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scorpion - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in ScorpioScorpion - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
2.Scorpion - the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21
3.scorpion - arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger
arachnid, arachnoid - air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
order Scorpionida, Scorpionida - true scorpions
Translations
štír
skorpion
عقرب
skorpioni
škorpion
skorpió
kalajengking
sporðdrekisporîdreki
サソリ
전갈
skorpionas
skorpions
scorpion
škorpión
škorpijon
skorpion
แมงป่อง
con bọ cạp

scorpion

[ˈskɔːpɪən] Nalacrán m, escorpión m

scorpion

[ˈskɔːrpiən] nscorpion m

scorpion

nSkorpion m

scorpion

[ˈskɔːpɪən] nscorpione m

scorpion

(ˈskoːpiən) noun
an animal of the same class as spiders that has a tail with a sting.

scorpion

عَقْرَب štír skorpion Skorpion σκορπιός escorpión skorpioni scorpion škorpion scorpione サソリ 전갈 schorpioen skorpion skorpion escorpião скорпион skorpion แมงป่อง akrep con bọ cạp 蝎子

scor·pi·on

n., Gr. escorpión, alacrán;
___ stingpicadura de ___.

scorpion

n alacrán m (esp. Amer), escorpión m
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The bio-active molecules of scorpion venoms are being used in pharmaceutical research (Oukkahche et al., 2008), anti-microbial studies (Harrison et al., 2014), investigating anti-inflammatory (Menez, 1998) and anti-tumoral potentials (Cheong et al., 2010), and production of eco-friendly bio-insecticides (Zlotkin et al., 2000).
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"I have no doubt that as we learn more about scorpion venoms, we will discover more uses," he says.
Separation of biologically active components from scorpion venoms by zone electrophoresis.
Unified nomenclature for short-chain peptides isolated from scorpion venoms: a-KTx molecular subfamilies.