scutiform

[ skyoo-tuh-fawrm ]
/ ˈskyu təˌfɔrm /

adjective

being in the shape of a shield; shield-shaped.

Nearby words

  1. scutcheon,
  2. scute,
  3. scutellate,
  4. scutellation,
  5. scutellum,
  6. scutter,
  7. scuttle,
  8. scuttlebutt,
  9. scutular,
  10. scutulum

Also scu·tel·li·form [skyoo-tel-uh-fawrm] /skyuˈtɛl əˌfɔrm/.

Origin of scutiform

From the New Latin word scūtiformis, dating back to 1650–60. See scutum, -i-, -form

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British Dictionary definitions for scutiform

scutiform

/ (ˈskjuːtɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

(esp of plant parts) shaped like a shield

Word Origin for scutiform

C17: from New Latin scūtiformis, from Latin scūtum a shield + forma shape

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Medicine definitions for scutiform

scutiform

[ skyōōtə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Having the shape of a shield.

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