lepidote

[lep-i-doht]

adjective Botany.

covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots.

Nearby words

  1. lepidopterist,
  2. lepidopterology,
  3. lepidopteron,
  4. lepidopterous,
  5. lepidosiren,
  6. lepidus,
  7. lepontine alps,
  8. leporid,
  9. leporidae,
  10. leporide

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

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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