scutellation

[ skyoot-l-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌskyut lˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun Zoology.

a scutellate state or formation; a scaly covering, as on a bird's foot.
an arrangement of scutella or scales.

Nearby words

  1. scutch,
  2. scutch grass,
  3. scutcheon,
  4. scute,
  5. scutellate,
  6. scutellum,
  7. scutiform,
  8. scutter,
  9. scuttle,
  10. scuttlebutt

Origin of scutellation

First recorded in 1870–75; scutell(um) + -ation

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British Dictionary definitions for scutellation

scutellation

/ (ˌskjuːtɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun zoology

the way in which scales or plates are arranged in an animal
a covering of scales or scutella, as on a bird's leg

Word Origin for scutellation

C19: New Latin, from scutella, plural of scutellum + -ation

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