[ lep-i-doht ]
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  1. covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots.

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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How to use lepidote in a sentence

  • Lepis, Greek for a scale, whence lepidote, leprous; covered with scurfy scales.

British Dictionary definitions for lepidote


/ (ˈlɛpɪˌdəʊt) /

  1. biology covered with scales, scaly leaves, or spots

Origin of lepidote

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

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