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alepidote

adjective alep·i·dote \(ˈ)ā-¦le-pə-ˌdōt\

Definition of alepidote

zoology

  1. :  without scales

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Origin and Etymology of alepidote

Greek a- 2a- + lepidōtos covered with scales, from lepid-, lepis scale — more at lepid-


First Known Use: circa 1869


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alepidote

noun alep·i·dote \(ˈ)ā-¦le-pə-ˌdōt\

Definition of alepidote

plural

-s

  1. :  a fish without scales

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Circa 1832

First Known Use of alepidote

circa 1832


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