Scaraboid Scar"a*boid, a. [Scarab + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the family {Scarab[ae]id[ae]}, an extensive group which includes the Egyptian scarab, the tumbledung, and many similar lamellicorn beetles. [1913 Webster]

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