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scutiform

[ skyoo-tuh-fawrm ]
/ ˈskyu təˌfɔrm /
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adjective
being in the shape of a shield; shield-shaped.
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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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Medical definitions for scutiform

scutiform
[ skyōōtə-fôrm′ ]

adj.
Having the shape of a shield.
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