Definition of pseudoscorpion in English:



  • A minute arachnid that has pincers but no long abdomen or sting, occurring abundantly in leaf litter.

    Also called false scorpion
    • ‘The Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion is a large, eyeless pseudoscorpion with elongated appendages.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, witches' brooms serve as a safe haven for daddy longlegs and pseudoscorpions.’
    • ‘Males need to be enterprising because female pseudoscorpions are remarkably promiscuous; in fact, if pregnant females have had fewer than three different mates, they are likely to abort their embryos.’