Definition of scarabaeoid in English:

scarabaeoid

Line breaks: scara|bae¦oid
Pronunciation: /ˌskarəˈbiːoɪd
 
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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 plate-like terminal segments in the antennae. Formerly called lamellicorn.
    • Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (formerly Lamellicornia)

Origin

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

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