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Pronunciation: sen′tru-roy′dēz

Definition: A genus of North American scorpions, the commonest species of which are Centruroides gracilis, the margarite scorpion; Centruroides vittatus, the stripe-back scorpion; and Centruroides sculpturatus, the deadly sculptured scorpion.

See Also: Scorpionida

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