alepidote

1 of 2

adjective

alep·​i·​dote
(ˈ)ā-¦le-pə-ˌdōt
zoology
: without scales

alepidote

2 of 2

noun

alep·​i·​dote
(ˈ)ā-¦le-pə-ˌdōt
plural -s
: a fish without scales

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Greek a- entry 2 a- + lepidōtos covered with scales, from lepid-, lepis scale

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alepidote was circa 1832

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“Alepidote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alepidote. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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