scutate

adjective
scu·​tate | \ˈskyüˌtāt\
variants: or scutated \-​ātə̇d \

Definition of scutate 

1 : shaped like a buckler : peltate

2 : covered by bony or horny plates or large scales

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History and Etymology for scutate

scutate from New Latin scutatus, from Latin, armed with a shield, from scutum shield + -atus -ate; scutated from New Latin scutatus + English -ed

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