Definition of scarabaeoid in English:

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scarabaeoid

Pronunciation: /ˌskerəˈbēoid/

noun

Entomology
A beetle of a large group that includes the scarabaeids, dor beetles, and stag beetles. Scarabaeoids include the largest known beetles, and are distinguished by having platelike terminal segments to the antennae. Formerly called lamellicorn.

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Scarabaeoidea (plural), from Latin scarabaeus (see scarab).

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Syllabification: scar·a·bae·oid

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