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scutiform

[skyoo-tuh-fawrm]
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adjective
  1. being in the shape of a shield; shield-shaped.
Also scu·tel·li·form [skyoo-tel-uh-fawrm] /skyuˈtɛl əˌfɔrm/.

Origin of scutiform

From the New Latin word scūtiformis, dating back to 1650–60. See scutum, -i-, -form
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British Dictionary definitions for scutiform

scutiform

adjective
  1. (esp of plant parts) shaped like a shield

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin scūtiformis, from Latin scūtum a shield + forma shape
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scutiform in Medicine

scutiform

(skyōōtə-fôrm′)
adj.
  1. Having the shape of a shield.
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