- being in the shape of a shield; shield-shaped.
Also scu·tel·li·form [skyoo-tel-uh-fawrm] /skyuˈtɛl əˌfɔrm/.
Origin of scutiform
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- (esp of plant parts) shaped like a shield
C17: from New Latin scūtiformis, from Latin scūtum a shield + forma shape
- Having the shape of a shield.
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