lepido-

lepido-

a combining form meaning “scale,” used in the formation of compound words: lepidopteron.

Origin:
< Greek, combining form representing lepís (stem lepid-) scale. See leper

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lepido- or (before a vowel) lepid-
 
combining form
scale or scaly: lepidopterous
 
[from Greek lepis scale; see leper]
 
lepid- or (before a vowel) lepid-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek lepis scale; see leper]

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