scarabaeiform larva (ARTHRO: Insecta) A grublike larva with a well sclerotized head, and poorly sclerotized body, but well developed thoracic legs and abdomen, without prolegs, and is usually short-legged and inactive.
scarabaeoid a. [L. scarabaeus, beetle; Gr. eidos, like] 1. Scarab-like. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Coleoptera, a member of the Scarabaeoidea; third and fourth instar larva of the Meloidae, the blister beetles.
scarified a. [L. scarifico, to scratch] To scratch or cut.
scariose a. [F. scarieux, membranous] Thin, dry and scaly.
scatophagous a. [Gr. skatos, dung; phagein, to eat] Eating dung or excrement; merdivorous; coprophagous.
scavenger n. [ME. skavawer, collector of a toll] Any organism that feeds on dead plants or animals and decaying matter or animal wastes.
scent brush/tuft Hairs or scales that function in diffusion of odorous secretions.
scent glands (ARTHRO: Insecta) Glands that manufacture and store for subsequent release, volatile, usually highly odoriferous substances. see brush organs, pheromone.
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