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scor·pi·on·flyor scorpion fly (skôr′pē-ən-flī′)
1. A mecopterous insect of the family Panorpidae, having an elongated beak and in the male of most species a curved genital structure that resembles the sting of a scorpion.
2. Any mecopterous insect; a mecopteran.
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or scor′pion fly`,
n., pl. -flies.
any of several harmless insects of the order Mecoptera, the male of certain species having a reproductive structure resembling the stinger of a scorpion.
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