Definition of whip scorpion in English:

whip scorpion

Syllabification: whip scor·pi·on

noun

  • An arachnid that resembles a scorpion, with stout pincerlike mouthparts and a long, slender taillike appendage, living in leaf litter and under stones in tropical and semitropical regions.
    • Order Uropygi
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    • Young whip scorpions have reddish pedipalps and striped legs; the adults are uniformly brownish.
    • The ‘whip’ that gives the whip scorpions their common name, is sensory in nature, not a defensive organ.
    • Although they have two small eyes, whip scorpions rely on their first pair of legs to help feel their way around.

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