[ lep-i-doht ]
/ ˈlɛp ɪˌdoʊt /
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covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots.
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Origin of lepidote
1830–40; <New Latin lepidōtus<Greek lepidōtós scaly, equivalent to lepidō- (verbid stem of lepidoûn to make scaly; see lepido-) + -tos verbid suffix
Words nearby lepidote
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Example sentences from the Web for lepidote
Lepis, Greek for a scale, whence Lepidote, leprous; covered with scurfy scales.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for lepidote
/ (ˈlɛpɪˌdəʊt) /
biology covered with scales, scaly leaves, or spots
Word Origin for lepidote
C19: via New Latin lepidōtus, from Greek, from lepis scale
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