Definition of scarabaeid in English:

scarabaeid

noun

Entomology
  • A beetle of the scarab family (Scarabaeidae), typically having strong spiky forelegs for burrowing.

Pronunciation

scarabaeid

/ˌskerəˈbēid/ /ˌskɛrəˈbiɪd/

Origin

Mid 19th century from modern Latin Scarabaeidae (plural), from Latin scarabaeus (see scarab).