variants or scutated
: shaped like a buckler : peltate
: covered by bony or horny plates or large scales

Word History


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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“Scutate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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