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scutellate

or scu·tel·lat·ed

[skyoo-tel-it, -eyt, skyoot-l-eyt or skyoot-l-ey-tid]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. having scutes.
  2. formed into a scutellum.

Origin of scutellate

First recorded in 1775–85; scutell(um) + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for scutellate

Historical Examples

  • Scutellate, or Scutelliform, saucer-shaped or platter-shaped.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Hind toe very small, second a little shorter than fourth, third very long, all scutellate for more than half their length.

  • Scutell′iform, scutellate; Scutellig′erous, provided with a scutellum; Scutelliplan′tar, having the back of the tarsus scutellate.