Scorpioid
Scorpioid Scor"pi*oid, Scorpioidal Scor`pi*oid"al, a. [Gr. ?; ? a scorpion + e'i^dos form.] 1. Having the inflorescence curved or circinate at the end, like a scorpion's tail. [1913 Webster]

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  • scorpioid — [skôr′pē oid΄] adj. [Gr skorpioeidēs] 1. like a scorpion 2. of the order consisting of the scorpions 3. with a curved end, like a scorpion s tail; circinate …   English World dictionary

  • scorpioid — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or appearing like a scorpion. b) Resembling a scorpions tail, as in a scorpioid cyme; circinate …   Wiktionary

  • scorpioid — /skawr pee oyd /, adj. 1. resembling a scorpion. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Scorpionida, the order of arachnids comprising the scorpions. 3. curved at the end like the tail of a scorpion. [1830 40; < L scorpi(o) SCORPION + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • scorpioid — adj. resembling a scorpion; hooked or bent at the end like the tail of a scorpion; belonging to the order of the scorpions (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scorpioid — scor·pi·oid …   English syllables

  • scorpioid — /ˈskɔpiɔɪd/ (say skawpeeoyd) adjective 1. resembling a scorpion. 2. belonging to the Scorpionida, the order of arachnids comprising the scorpions. 3. curved (at the end) like the tail of a scorpion. 4. Botany of or relating to a type of cymose… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scorpioid —   a. scorpion like; curved at end …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • scorpioid — adj. & n. adj. 1 Zool. of, relating to, or resembling a scorpion; of the scorpion order. 2 Bot. (of an inflorescence) curled up at the end, and uncurling as the flowers develop. n. this type of inflorescence. Etymology: Gk skorpioeides (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scorpioid cyme — Cincinnus Cin*cin nus, n.; pl. { ni}. [Also {cicinus}, {cicinnus}.] [L., a curl of hair.] (Bot.) A form of monochasium in which the lateral branches arise alternately on opposite sides of the false axis; called also {scorpioid cyme}. {Cin*cin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scorpioid cyme — noun a cyme with flowers or branches alternating in opposite ranks • Hypernyms: ↑cyme * * * noun : a cyme in which the axis is curved and the flowers arise two ranked and on alternate sides of the axis (as in the forget me not) …   Useful english dictionary

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