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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“Scutate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scutate. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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