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scutellate

[ skyoo-tel-it, -eyt, skyoot-l-eyt ]
/ skyuˈtɛl ɪt, -eɪt, ˈskyut lˌeɪt /
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adjective Zoology.
having scutes.
formed into a scutellum.
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Also scu·tel·lat·ed [skyoot-l-ey-tid] /ˈskyut lˌeɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of scutellate

First recorded in 1775–85; scutell(um) + -ate1
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