scarabaeoid(redirected from scarabaeoids)
Any of numerous often burrowing beetles of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea, having lamellate clubs at the tips of the antennae and usually stout bodies, and including the scarabaeid beetles and the stag beetles.
[From New Latin Scarabaeoidea, superfamily name, from Scarabaeus, type genus, from Latin scarabaeus, beetle; see scarab.]
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1. (Animals) Also: scaraboid of, relating to, or resembling a scarabaeid
2. (Animals) a former word for lamellicorn
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