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scutiform

[skyoo-tuh-fawrm] /ˈskyu təˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
being in the shape of a shield; shield-shaped.
Also, scutelliform
[skyoo-tel-uh-fawrm] /skyuˈtɛl əˌfɔrm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of scutiform
1650-1660
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

/ˈskjuːtɪˌfɔːm/
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 scu·ti·form (skyōō'tə-fôrm')
adj.
Having the shape of a shield.

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