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lepidote

[ lep-i-doht ]
/ ˈlɛp ɪˌdoʊt /
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adjective Botany.

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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Example sentences from the Web for lepidote

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

British Dictionary definitions for lepidote

lepidote
/ (ˈlɛpɪˌdəʊt) /

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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