Botany. formed like a round buckler.
Zoology. having scutes, shields, or large scales.
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British Dictionary definitions for scutate
(of animals) having or covered with large bony or horny plates
botany shaped like a round shield or buckler: a scutate leaf
- scutation, noun
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