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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Origin and Etymology of 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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