scutellate

adjective
scu·tel·late | \skü-ˈte-lət, skyü-;ˈsk(y)ü-tə-ˌlāt\
variants: or scutellated \ˈsk(y)ü-tə-ˌlā-təd \

Definition of scutellate 

: having or covered with scutella

First Known Use of scutellate

1785, in the meaning defined above

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