lepidote

[lep-i-doht]
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for lepidote

lepidote

adjective
  1. 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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