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lepidote

[lep-i-doht]
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adjective Botany.
  1. 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
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Related Words

blotchy, coarse, notched, scaly, encrusted, lepidote, scabby, flaky, furfuraceous

British Dictionary definitions for lepidote

lepidote

adjective
  1. biology covered with scales, scaly leaves, or spots
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Word Origin

C19: via New Latin lepidōtus, from Greek, from lepis scale
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