Botany. formed like a round buckler.
Zoology. having scutes, shields, or large scales.
Origin of scutate
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(of animals) having or covered with large bony or horny plates
botany shaped like a round shield or bucklera scutate leaf
Word Origin for scutate
C19: from Latin scūtātus armed with a shield, from scūtum a shield
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