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adjective Zoology.
  1. covered with an armor of horny or bony plates or scales.
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Origin of cataphracted

First recorded in 1880–85; cataphract + -ed3
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Historical Examples of cataphracted

  • Cataphracted: invested with a hard callous skin, or with scales closely united.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith