scu·​tel·​late skü-ˈte-lət How to pronounce scutellate (audio)
variants or scutellated
: having or covered with scutella

Examples of scutellate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Putting out feelers There is one intriguing clue as to why Elektorornis had such long toes: The amber-entombed foot preserves bits of the surrounding skin and feathers, including strands called scutellate scale filaments. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, 11 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scutellate was in 1785

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“Scutellate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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