- a combining form meaning “scale,” used in the formation of compound words: lepidopteron.
Origin of lepido-
< Greek, combining form representing lepís (stem lepid-) scale. See leper
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before a vowel lepid-
- scale or scalylepidopterous
from Greek lepis scale; see leper