scutellate

[ skyoo-tel-it, -eyt, skyoot-l-eyt ]

adjectiveZoology.
  1. having scutes.

  2. formed into a scutellum.

Origin of scutellate

1
First recorded in 1775–85; scutell(um) + -ate1
  • Also scu·tel·lat·ed [skyoot-l-ey-tid] /ˈskyut lˌeɪ tɪd/ .

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